Politics Ateke Tom Denies Endorsing Dickson for 2nd Term



Leader of Niger Delta Vigilante, Chief Ateke Tom has disassociated himself from the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND.

Tom said there was no time he took a decision under the aegis of MEND to endorse Governor Seriake Dickson for a second term.


The Niger Delta freedom fighter, in a statement in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, yesterday, said he was shocked to be listed among those that endorsed the governor for a second term under the banner of MEND in several online sites.

A statement by his media aide, Mr Joshua Opia, said Tom believed that power belongs to God, adding that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, should ensure that it conducts a free and fair election in Bayelsa State.