MEND Wants Me Dead – Jonathan
8 August 2016 National
Former President, Goodluck Jonathan has raised the alarm, alleging that the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) wants to assassinate him.
But President Jonathan said he was prepared to do anything within the ambit of the law, to ensure that he enjoys a well-deserved peaceful post-presidential life without any hindrance.
He raised the alarm in a statement signed by his media aide, Ikechukwu Eze, in response to a story linking him to the renewed militancy in the Niger Delta region.
The former president recalled that in 2007, when he emerged as the running mate to late President Umaru’ Yar’Adua in the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) during that year’s presidential election, the group invaded Yenogoa with hundreds of militants in an effort to assassinate him. Jonathan said he was only saved then by the spirited efforts of the combined forces of determined security men, who gallantly repelled the attack.
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