Connect with us

General News

Jonathan in 2015: Asari Dokubo Makes U-turn?

Published

on

Dokubo-Asari-360x225Despite having, in recent past, openly supported a second term agenda for President Jonathan, come 2015, Niger Delta militant and leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteers Force, Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, has declared that President Goodluck Jonathan may not rule beyond 2015. Dokubo-Asari based this on the fact that the President had lost the support of his political stronghold-South/East and South/South, going by the result of the 2011 presidential election.

It will be recalled that the Ijaw activist had in March this year declared that Jonathan would occupy the Presidential Villa for eight years from 2011. But at a news briefing on Friday in Abuja, he made a U-turn and declared that it would be difficult for Jonathan to go beyond 2015 because of the ‘greedy’ people around him.

Dokubo said these people were responsible for the current rift between Jonathan and ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo. According to him, “We have continued as Ijaw people and the entire Niger Delta and South-South to support President (Goodluck) Jonathan, but the time has come when silence cannot be golden. We must speak out on issues that are very critical for the survival of our people, the survival of the people of the South-South and the South-East, which is the political base of Jonathan.

“Jonathan is surrounded by very greedy people who are only in the Presidency to enrich themselves at the expense of the President himself… This brings us to another Kalabari proverb which says: ‘Where there are elders, a goat cannot be allowed to deliver while tied to a stick.’ If we don’t talk and we continue to brush it aside, tomorrow we will be blamed and people will say: ‘Mujahid Dokubo-Asari was around when Jonathan was President, and he didn’t talk;’ then I will be an accomplice and accessory after the fact.”

The militant leader, who said he had benefited from Jonathan, stressed that whatever benefit he had gained from the President was not enough to silence him.

Continue Reading
5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. ceejay

    December 15, 2012 at 8:16 am

    GEJ shld not even think abt support from the south-east come 2015….

  2. Uba

    December 15, 2012 at 9:12 am

    gej has actually succeeded in inflicting the hardest suffering on the people of Nigeria so far! nowadays people cannot even eat again! the money looted through fuel subsidy, pension scam, by governors and their relatives(Lamido), etc has been the most massive since history can remember and GEJ cannot even caution them, not to even talk of insecurity all over Nigeria!! while the common man has been reduced to a beggar in his own country, I honestly advice him to step down come 2015 to save what is left of his reputation. We need an Igbo candidate selected from the very best of Ndigbo now, the likes of Rochas, Oshiomole ( though not Igbo), should be considered.

  3. shamsu ladan

    December 15, 2012 at 9:31 am

    It seems your pourse is getting dry that is the reason for this sudden u-turn.We know your type long ago. You only talk when you want to be settled. You are not the type of people that have Nigeria in their heart. You are birds of thesame feather with GEJ.

  4. osaigbovo

    December 15, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    @Ladan I agree with you bkoz if we look very well you will find out asari is looking for a way to get more money from GEJ maybe bcoz the other so called bad advisers have pushed him aside. Choosing to work with a millitant is one of the worst decesions of gej and he will pay for it if not careful by his life one day one day. Come 2015 we will be wiser but whoever comes in must arrest gej and all his gang bcox they have looted all our money finish

  5. funyei

    April 10, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    The Devil You knw is better than the Angel you dnt Knw. Just Saying Oh. Bcoz Jonthan seemed 2 b d angel dat would rescue 9ja 4rom hardship and Poverty but as we can all see, we as a people are yet 2 be aliviated 4rom d sickness called poverty. Well d Long and short of it all 2 me oh is dat come 2015 my Vote Goes 2 Jonathan\Sambo again. Coz like I earlier said, “The Devil yu knw is better than d Angel yu dnt knw”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Education

NECO Shifts Exam Over #EndSARS Protest

Published

on

NECO Shifts Exam Over #EndSARS Protest

NECO Shifts Exam Over #EndSARS Protest

The National Examination Council, NECO, has announced the rescheduled of one of the practical examinations supposed to hold in October till the next month.

This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday, October 18, by the Head, Information and Public Relations Division for the Nigerian exam body, Mr. Azeez Sani.

He announced that the Paper I Computer Studies Practicals examination which was supposed to be taken on Monday, October 19 is now delayed till November 16, 2020.

Also Read: Buhari Appoints Professor Godswill Obioma As New NECO Registrar

Sani revealed that the postponement is a result of the ongoing #EndSARS protests across the country, particularly the blockage of movement of transport at the entrance gate into Benin City, the Edo state capital.

He noted further that the truck conveying NECO examination materials had left its take-off point two days earlier to deliver to some states but has been held up in the ‘blockage.

Continue Reading

Education

FG, ASUU Meeting Over IPPIS, UTAS End In Deadlock

Published

on

FG, ASUU Meeting Over IPPIS, UTAS End In Deadlock
FG, ASUU Talks On IPPIS, UTAS End In Deadlock

ASUU and FG

The meeting between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Thursday ended in a deadlock.

Although some agreements were reached at the meeting, the meeting is set to reconvene on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, by 3.00 pm after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting for ASUU to report back on the decision of its NEC.

In a bid to end the strike, the federal government agreed to release N30billion for payment of arrears of earned academic allowance to the university lecturers.

The communiqué issued at the end of the meeting revealed that the release of N20 billion funds for revitalisation of public universities will be payable by the end of January 2021.

On the issue of Earned Academic Allowances(EAA), which had accumulated to N40 billion since November 2019, the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF) made a commitment to release N30 billion on or before November 6, 2020.

Also Read: BREAKING: FG, ASUU Meet Today To Resolve Strike

He said the remaining N10 billion would be spread equally over the two tranches to be paid in May 2021 and February 2022, respectively.

The communiqué also revealed that ASUU agreed to take the offer to its members for consideration and revert by Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

The issue of the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) almost stalled the meeting as the federal government asked that IPPIS be allowed to operate in the interim until the test run on UTAS is concluded.

But ASUU insisted on payment of outstanding salaries on the old GIFMIS platform before full implementation of UTAS.

Continue Reading

Education

BREAKING: FG, ASUU Meet Today To Resolve Strike

Published

on

FG Promises To Pay ASUU N30bn Before November 6
BREAKING: FG, ASUU Meet Today To Resolve Strike

ASUU

In a bid to end the ongoing industrial action by lecturers of universities, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will be meeting the federal government today.

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, will lead the government delegation.

Also Read: ASUU Struggle Is Legitimate And Morally Right, Says Shehu Sani

This was made known in a statement by the Deputy Director of Press and Public Relations at the ministry, Mr Charles Akpan.

ASUU had embarked on an indefinite industrial action following its opposition to the government’s move to enforce the use of the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System for salary payment (IPPIS).

Continue Reading

Trending