Asari Dokubo Want Jonathan’s Govt Dissolved, Calls for SNC
Leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, Alhaji Mujaheed Dokubo-Asari, on Monday called for the dissolution of the government of President Goodluck Jonathan and the convocation of a Sovereign National Conference to address the menace of the Boko Haram sect, bedeviling states in the north and the FCT.
Asari Dokubo who spoke with journalists at the meeting with youths of the Niger Delta in Abuja said “Whether he likes it or not, Goodluck Jonathan must convoke an SNC. There is a need for a national discourse and dialogue. It is only an SNC that will solve the problem. The solution to the Boko Haram crisis is to dissolve the government and convoke an SNC,”
The ex-Niger Delta militant warned that if the Boko Haram issue could lead to another civil war if not tackled on time. He said the sect’s “arrogance” was unIslamic.
“The arrogance of Boko Haram is un-Islamic. The level of bombs they are using is low. If we begin throwing bombs, nobody will stay in Abuja,” he said.
Although he posits that the President had failed in the governance of the country, he however threatened that the Niger Delta youths would retaliate if any evil should befall him.
“We are saying that nothing must happen to Goodluck Jonathan because if anything happens to him, the world will know.
“But we are not saying Goodluck Jonathan has tried. He has failed. What is Godswill Orubebe (Minister of Niger Delta) still doing in the federal cabinet? If Orubebe has failed, Jonathan has failed.
“A time will come if he didn’t change, our people would say, Goodluck, you are on your own. He has every power and every moral authority to convoke a Sovereign National Conference. He must correct the 55 years of injustice against us.”