Former President of Ijaw Youth Congress (IYC) and leader of Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF) Asari Dokubo on has said that those those who want President Goodluck Jonathan impeached are looking for another civil war.
“we are saying that nothing must happen to Jonathan because if anything happens to him, the world will know.”
Speaking on the Boko Haram insurgency, Mr Dokubo said “the arrogance of Boko Haram is un-Islamic. The type of bomb they are using is small. If we begin to throw bombs, nobody will stay in Abuja. We don’t manufacture bomb but we will buy them and dynamites. I started armed struggle in the Niger Delta. It is because of Goodluck Jonathan that we kept quiet.
The former militant leader further said it was an insult on President Jonathan for him to be asked by Boko Haram to convert to Islam or resign his position. He warned that the Ijaw nation will retaliate should anything happen to the president.
Northern youths under the aegis of the Arewa Youth Forum on Tuesday in Kaduna asked President Goodluck Jonathan to “call to order,” his kinsmen – former Federal Commissioner for Information and Ijaw Leader, Chief Edwin Clark; and the leader of the Niger Delta Volunteer Force, Asari Dokubo – for their “unguarded utterances” which could lead to the disintegration of the country.National President of the AYF, Mr. Gambo Gujungu, in a statement, insisted that the region was not afraid of war.
He said, “People like Clark and Asari had forgotten that the region was the mainstay of the Nigerian state before the discovery of oil.
“It is pertinent to let the war mongers know that the North is not afraid of war. But we are advocates of peace. We are not war mongers and will not and will never call for war within the polity of Nigeria.