1st April, 2015
Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has extended its heartfelt congratulations to president elect General Muhammadu Buhari on his victory in the 2015 presidential elections.
In statement signed by its spokesman, Jomo Gbomo, the group said the Nigerian people have spoken and elected General Mohammadu Buhari to be the next President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. In doing so, the group said that we have not only made the right choice of a new leadership, we have also reaffirmed the strength of our democracy.
“President elect General Mohammadu Buhari’s message of hope, freedom and opportunity resonates with our group, as it does with the Nigerian people. In these difficult times, with the economic crisis and security challenges, we are confident that under your leadership, Nigeria will once again regain its Peace and Unity.”
MEND also commended President Goodluck Jonathan for his outstanding show of statesmanship in conceding defeat and setting precedence as the first ever incumbent Nigerian President to be defeated and concede defeat, without any interference.”
“May the Lord grant President-elect General Mohammadu Buhari and all those who will serve with you wisdom, strength and compassion in the coming years,” MEND said.