Leader of the Niger-Delta People Volunteer Front, NPDVF, Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, has declared that the 2015 Presidential election is not about President Goodluck Jonathan but about the ‘destiny’ of the entire Niger Deltans.
He stated this in Warri, weekend at a memorial public event in Warri, Delta state, for the late Ijaw hero, Major Isaac Jasper Adaka-Boro.
According to Dokubo-Asari, “We have to demand what belongs to us, 2015 is not about Jonathan, but about our destiny, if you allow them, they will crush you when they come. I am ready for them bullet for bullet.”
Continuing, he said, “The battle line is drawn, if our representatives in Abuja are trading off our destinies we will not accept it. The enemies are at the doorstep waiting to pounce, having NDDC, ministerial and ambassadorial positions are not enough, we want to control our resources.
“When the enemies come with their gun to shoot you down, I will also hold a gun to fight back, the day will come, they will come for you, there is no sitting on the fence. When they come, they won’t differentiate between Urhobo, Ijaw, Itsekiri, Isoko, Anioma, Edo, and other ethnic nations,” he asserted
While recalling that he supported the late despot, Sani Abacha’s regime; a northerner, Dokubo-Asari wondered why his support for Jonathan – an Ijaw man, is generating so much noise.
“The oil belongs to us in the Niger Delta, don’t be ashamed to stand up for your right, I supported Abacha, so why won’t I support Jonathan, the North have that mentality of born to rule but we are saying no it has changed.”
He warned those sending threatening bulk sms to him that, “They use bulk sms to send me message that I will die but they don’t know that I am ‘Edi-abali’ (he who kills in the night). We celebrate Boro because he doesn’t believe that dialogue will give you freedom but freedom comes through the barrel of the gun.”
Dokubo-Asari took a swipe at the amnesty programme, saying, “There are those who went to the creek for other businesses, amnesty is a stigma, an enemy will never give you what is good, I challenged it by going to the court. You will be walking on the street and they brand you a criminal because amnesty is for criminals, we are freedom fighters, and so, we can’t be part of amnesty.”
He declared, “We have to demand what belongs to us, 2015 is not about Jonathan, but about our destiny, if you allow them they will crush you when they come. I am ready for them bullet for bullet.”
“Every rich man that is from this region is a threat to them, which is why they use their man to crumble many of the banks owned by the southern people. Jonathan has given Nomadic and Almajiri education to the North, which is amnesty for them, a lot of things are being taken for granted before now but we won’t take it,” he warned.