Ijaw communities explode Asari, demand apologies
By Mike Odiegwu, Port Harcourt; Simon Utebor, Yenagoa
The Ijaw communities blasted a former warlord, Alhaji Mujahid Asari Dokubo, for itemizing them as a part of Biafra territory beneath his management.
Communities beneath the auspices of the Motion for the Survival of Ijaw Ethnic Nationality within the Niger Delta (MOSIEND) stated Dokubo was alone and shouldn’t be taken severely.
MOSIEND President Kennedy Tonjo West, who spoke in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Tuesday, stated all Ijaw communities had been insulted by Dokubo’s try and affiliate them with Biafra and known as for the ex-militant chief to apologize unreservedly to the Ijaw. .
West stated, “Asari Dokubo’s assertion lacks substance and benefit. He’s egocentric and egocentric. He’s on a large goose hunt and a lonely Biafra. The Izon communities can by no means be the province of Biafra. The customary authorities of Dokubo Biafra is the fruit of his wildest creativeness.
“Not one of the so-called provinces claimed by Asari Dokubo belonged to Biafra. Dokubo’s assertion is insulting, provocative, and slender in perspective. Can he say that in entrance of the communities or their kings?
“MOSIEND condemns him and asks for an apology for his false and unfounded claims. Asari is alone. Asari should not take this subject severely.
West stated Dokubo’s newest journey would solely trigger disaffection between the Ijaw and the Igbo and warned the ex-activist in opposition to creating enemies for the Ijaw.
He stated: “Dokubo’s declare is an affront to the ancestral integrity of those historical cities that he talked about. It’s disturbing, deceptive and undermining. Whereas respecting the opinions of our compatriots of different ethnic nationalities, our agitation have to be free from ethnic rivalry.
“The Izon communities and we consider others really feel the identical, are usually not a conquered province, not on the market. Asari Dokubo should not use the Izon communities as a bargaining chip to advertise his egocentric pursuits.
Additionally dad and mom of President Goodluck Jonathan beneath the aegis of the Youth Council of the Brotherhood of Ogbia (OBYC), upholstered Dokubo, on his declaration of customary authorities of Biafra.
OBYC Nationwide President Comrade Napuru Bassuo described Dokubo-Asari as a touring loner.
Bassuo, who spoke in an interview on Tuesday, stated the Ijaw would solely assist the declaration of a Niger Delta Republic and never a customary authorities in Biafra.
He stated: “Because the Ijaw folks ensuing from the Ogbia extraction within the Niger Delta, we don’t subscribe to the assertion made by Dokubo-Asari on the structure of the customary authorities of Biafra.
“There isn’t a achieve in saying that the Dokubo-Asari alliance was by no means supported by the Ijaws neither in Bayelsa nor in any a part of the Ijaw land. So long as we all know, the Ijaws belong to the Niger Delta trigger and no land within the Niger Delta or Ogbia shall be territory of the customary authorities of Biafra.
“And by that I imply Dokubo-Asari is a loner on this journey. Whether it is for nothing, we, the Ijaws, will solely assist the declaration of a non-delivery report and never the BCG. “