Dokubo faults Jonathan over statement on Buhari
Jul 29th, 2014
Leader of Niger-Delta Peoples Volunteers Force (NDPVF), Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari has lashed out at President Goodluck Jonathan for allegedly placing more value on the life of former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) than other Nigerians.
President Jonathan had said Nigeria would have boiled had Gen. Buhari died in a recent bomb attack in Kaduna.
Saying that such comment was uncalled for, the ex-militant leader also rejected insinuations that he paid the mastermind of the blast N5m.
Dokubo, who denied working for President Jonathan also said that the insinuation was meant to tarnish his image as a way of shutting him out of 2015 electioneering process.
Speaking in Abuja on Tuesday, he insisted his stance that General Buhari has no good intentions for Nigeria as a result of the support he (Buhari) gets from foreign leaders and organizations aiming to destabilize the country.
He said: “I do not work for Jonathan. What the President said was wrong. The life of Buhari is not more important than 87 people that died in that blast. It is unfortunate that the president made such a statement. I wonder why the President will be promoting one person above that of other Nigerians.
“That statement from the President was very unfortunate. I do have the capacity to tell the President to apologize, but I still insist that he should not have made such a statement.
“Soon after the blast, a cross-gender person came out and was arrested. Even the mother of the person arrested said he was insane”.
On working for President Jonathan, Dokubo said, “Social media reports said I gave them N5 million to carry out the attack. These things are masterminded. The first one is against President Jonathan and the other is against me.
“I did not pay anybody to carry out any assassination attempt on Buhari. I do not have anything against him. He is not a threat. He will fail in 2015. For the records, I do not operate a Twitter account and anyone saying I tweeted that there will be more attacks is only using my name.”
“They want to silence me because they know the role I will play in 2015. They have also sponsored reports in Benin Republic that I am the person financing Boko Haram.
“Another islamic scholar also said I am the one sponsoring Boko Haram to destroy the north on behalf of President Jonathan.
“The Deputy Minority Leader in the House of Representatives said I spoke on behalf of President Jonathan. That means Buhari is the commander-in-chief of Boko Haram in the north. His allies came out and made inflammatory statements during the 2011 elections.”
Dokubo said he can prove how Gen Buhari was being funded by the late Leader of Libya, Col. Muammar Gaddafi
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