22 Jan 2015

"Niger Delta will retaliate stoning of President Jonathan in Katsina" - Asari-Dokubo

Leader of Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, NDPVF, Alhaji Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, yesterday, said that the attack on the convoy of president Goodluck Jonathan by some irate youths in the Kastina State during a campaign rally on Tuesday, would be reciprocated in the Niger Delta in due course.

Asari warned the Igbo and the members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, who currently reside in the North to return home as they would have themselves to be blamed should anything happen to them.

NDPVF leader, who addressed newsmen in Abuja, faulted the Abuja peace accord entered into by President Jonathan and the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, General Mohammadu Buhari with 12 others, saying it was unnecessary.

Asari recalled that the North has always had the penchant for causing election violence.
“There is an established pattern of pre and post election violence in the North. In the 50s when late Obafemi Awolowo was campaigning in the North, he went with helicopters and he was mocked. People said he was flying over the houses and peeping their wives. That has continued and everywhere in the country, people say leave them alone, we don’t want any trouble. But I think the game has changed. The rules of the game have changed.

“For every action, there will be an opposite and equal reaction. I knew that the signing of the accord was useless and that the president subjected himself to sign such an accord. For me, it was out of place for a President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of a country. But the president is a humble person. He does things that even marvel some of us and make us sometimes to be very angry.

“To be frank, I was very angry on that day they were signing it. The president has sworn to protect the lives of every Nigerian. So, why would he after taking a constitutional oath subject himself to another oath?
Credit: Levinus Nwabughiogu/Vanguard

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