The Ultimate Warriors, a group of Niger Delta agitators, on Sunday rejected the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta’s insistence on leading negotiations with the federal government.
“Our attention has been drawn to a statement credited to the defunct MEND that is now an internet-based group of jobbers.
It added, “The sole aim of this so-called MEND and the flaunted Aaron Team is to get Henry Okah and Charles Okah pardon under the Presidential Amnesty Programme.
“But they have forgotten that the Okah brothers were actually the ones who tried to sabotage the amnesty programme initiated by the late President Yar’Adua and former President Goodluck Jonathan.
“Is it the amnesty that the Okah brothers declared as a sham and they never supported that they want the President to use to pardon the Okah brothers or what kind of clemency are they trying to push for the Okahs?”, the Ultimate Warriors queried.
“Is it not funny that the MEND that is now Okah’s business is asking for amnesty for Niger Delta Avengers and giving conditions to have them added to the dialogue team when the same MEND cannot openly ask for amnesty for the Okah brothers instead they are trying to sneak into the house through the backdoor?
“We are against the MEND Aaron Team arrangement because it is utterly against our mission and their aims is in conflict with ours.
It maintained that “MEND was nowhere when this new face of the struggle started”, adding that “they should stop trying to lord it over us”.