"Henry Okah's Militant Group Still Wants To Assassinate Me" - Jonathan


Former president Goodluck
Jonathan has raised the alarm
that the Movement for the
Emancipation of Niger Delta
(MEND) are unrelenting in their
“heinous plot” to eliminate him. Jonathan also denied
sponsorship of any militant
group including the Niger Delta
Avengers in a statement signed
by his Media Aide, Ikechukwu
Eze yesterday. He described the allegation by
one Cynthia White, purportedly
from MEND, as “too cheap and
He said the “violent and
murderous underground” group led by one Henry Okah,
which he said had not hidden its
intention to destroy him and had
made several attempts in the
past to eliminate him had not
achieved its aim because of God’s protection upon his life.
“For the avoidance of doubt, we
are fully convinced that such an
idiotic claim is too cheap a
narrative, a facile contrivance so
badly concocted that any discerning mind would easily
see through its disingenuous
and duplicitous nature.
“We, therefore, have no doubt in
our mind that MEND, as a group
contracted to go after Jonathan with the mind of assassinating
him, is yet to abandon this
criminal and ignominious
“It is in this light that we view the
purported statement issued by ‘Cynthia White’ as not only a
sadistic continuation of this sick
desire, but also a futile attempt to
instigate the federal government
to needlessly go after the former
President. “Those who have been
following the unsavoury
developments in some parts of
the country since the last general
elections, especially the ones
that held in the South-south states, would have noticed that
the nefarious MEND, their pay
masters and other unscrupulous
elements in the region, have
been striving fruitlessly to
exploit the ensuing confusion, by surreptitiously working for
the fulfilment of its yet-to-be
declared political agenda.
“It is our considered view that
the statement in question is an
off-shoot of that ignoble plan, this time plotting to rubbish and
torpedo the ongoing peace
efforts in the region,” the
statement said.
“We are not under any illusion
that more accusations and allegations of this nature would
not be hurled Jonathan’s way in
the future, especially as his
enemies appear to have
perfected the act of throwing
mud each time his profile gains added impetus and acclaim,” he