Leader of the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force, Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, has dared the House of Representatives and leaders of northern Nigeria to arrest him if they can.
Dokubo-Asari, who spoke with journalists on Wednesday evening in Abuja, said he stood by his words that there would be no peace if Jonathan is not reelected in 2015.
He was responding to calls by members of the House, Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State and northern leaders, saying the leaders were cowards if he was not arrested.
The former President of Ijaw Youth Council also added that any attempt to arrest him would make Nigeria “a history”, asking why those calling for his arrest turned deaf ears when some northern leaders like former Military Head of State Maj.-Gen Mohamadu Buhari, Alhaji Lawal Kaita and a former member of the House of Representatives, Farouk Aliyu, among others.
He said, “I stand by my statement which I made in my early press conference. There will be no peace, not only in the Niger Delta, but everywhere, if Goodluck Jonathan is not president by 2015.
“I want to refresh your memories with comments made by these northerners, who had in the time past threatened war and break-up of Nigeria.
“In 2010, one Lawal Kaita said and I quote: ‘Anything short of a Northern President is tantamount to stealing our Presidency. Jonathan has to go and he will go. Even if he uses the incumbency power to get his nomination on the platform of the PDP, he would be frustrated out…The North is determined, if that happens, to make the country ungovernable for President Goodluck Jonathan or any other Southerner who finds his way to the seat of power on the platform of the PDP against the principle of the party’s zoning policy’.
“Today insurgent groups, in furtherance to Kaita’s call a’re wreaking havoc, attacking military barracks and seizing weapon, but we will not sit and watch. Kaita made this statement, nobody arrested or call for the arrest of this fellow, today he is walking free.
“Buhari made this statement in 2011, he was never arrested and nobody ever called for his arrest. In other countries, former leaders are being tried, but here, a man who overthrew a legitimate government, continues to threaten us with blood and nothing has happened.”
He added, “I am not afraid of arrest. I am saying it bold and clear without mincing words, that the consequences of my arrest, Nigeria will be history.
“The last time Obasanjo arrested me, my arrest reduced Nigeria oil production to 700,000 barrels per day. This time, it will reduce it to zero barrel, and we will match violence with violence, intrigues with intrigues. We are ready for them. Goodluck Jonathan will complete his tenure of two terms, whether they like it or not.
“I am daring them to arrest me if they can. If they don’t, they are cowards and shame on them.”
What is good for the goose is good for the ganders, they say. Making Nigeria ungovernable because President Goodluck Jonathan is of the South is a challenge to all Nigerians that believe in fairness. Given the trajectory of the violence in Nigeria because as the President of Nigeria that he is also a Christian, tells me that what is happening in Nigeria in terms of Boko Haram’s mayhem and havoc are intentional and deliberate acts. If President Jonathan cannot govern in peace as a Nigerian and Christian in that country, then, at anytime that the North governs Nigeria again, they will not equally enjoy their own peace as well. It is as simple as that.
Fact ! , its not and will never be a tret ,
it has become ovious that Nigeria is a lawless Nation.
It is only in a country such as this that people like this are given space in national news reportage.
For the records, it was Atiku, not Buhari, who was reported to have said that he would make Nigeria ungovernable. But that aside, as for the likes of Dokubo who speaks as though he owns tomorrow, ‘Let not him who straps on his armor boast himself as he who takes it off’. This hand of Esau that speaks with the voice of Jacob does not belong to the New Nigeria. The New Nigeria is around the corner but Dokubo will not see it! He will pass with the old. Don’t ask me how!
I knew it, that is all about, Dokubo, u are no things but playing or acting a film. Been u full up your account other to death? We are seeking our thing for Allah. and By His wills we are going to make Nigeria more peaceful country
let’s call a spade a spade. Northerners don’t want Peace 2 reign in our country bcos d power they ve been holding 4 yrs was shifted 2 anoda geo-political zone, dey should also know dat peace will elude them if dey re 2 rule 4 God knows when bcos Southerners will ensure restiveness and unpeaceful weather 4 them. As a matter of fact, Goodluck will continue holding d mantle of leadership in 2015 and after dat, it’ll go 2 South East and den S/West (Vice versa) b4 North smells dat position again. They can do their worst…. Termagents
Every body now know that ‘peace has a slender body that breaks too soon’.Only a mad man will go to sleep when his roof is on fire,except something urgently is done,the America prophecies of Nigeria Disintegrating in 2015 may happen b4 our own eyes.
The other day I read Dokubo berating the Fulanis and Northerners. We are by far too superior and advanced to worry ourselves with the ranting of a University of Calabar drop-out, a little hoodlum like Asari Dokubo. He and his likes are too insignificant for our slightest consideration. I wonder what Dokubo’s community was like when Mai Dunama made the holy pilgrimage to Mecca as head of a well organized, civilized and administered Kanem-Borno empire recognized and respected by the international community of his time in 1079 AD?
The first commentator is full of shit, his stupid and self centered why in the world will u attack Dokubo,
What has he done to you, his only fighting for his right, and you here writing shit, all the harm and words
Said by the stupid and senseless blood testiest evil Muslims what have you say about it now he right thinking and a freedom fighter tries to make a comment all you do is to say shit, I hate u , I hate your religion of dome, I hate all of you and we are ready for the worst idiots try us , as for Dokubo nothing evil will touch him his protected for life, .umar ardo and his likes are idiots and full of shits cowards and nothing goods comes from them like namas
Rubbishi! You can say what you want before 2015. Beyond that you will be arrested prosecuted and jailed.