MEND Threatens To Resume Hostilities Over N'Assembly's Bogus Pay
BEVERLY HILLS, June 22 (THEWILL) – Outlawed Niger Delta militia group, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has threatened to resume hostilities to force members of the eight National Assembly to make adjustment to their fat salaries and allowances.
In a statement issued on Monday by its spokesman , Jomo Gbomo, MEND said it observed with disgust, the brazing disregard for the feelings of the change-seeking masses by those it described as very selfish members of the Eight National Assembly.
Describing the National Assembly members as wicked individuals who appropriate to themselves huge and absurd salaries/allowances at the expense of the millions of hapless Nigerians who have not been paid for months, their salaries, pensions and other due benefits they deserve.
According to MEND, the Niger Delta region where the bulk of revenue that sustains the nation continues to suffer neglect, environmental degradation and lack, made worse by the very corrupt and visionless past government of Goodluck Jonathan and his cronies, some of who still shamelessly parade themselves on national television and other media platforms as “Niger Delta Activists”.
MEND said “Nigerians refuse to tolerate this ostentatious lifestyle of our lawmakers whose main objectives it seems is to enrich themselves and carelessly spend our scarce resources.
“The Niger Delta people refuse to pamper and cater to the needs of these thieving Assembly rogues to its detriment. If the lawmakers refuse to make the necessary adjustments needed to accompany the needs of the masses and the Niger Delta region, it may lead to the resumption of hostilities and Nigerians should hold the Eight National Assembly responsible should that happen. Enough is enough.”