by Chinwe Okafor
Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd.) has asked for the immediate arrest of Mujahid Asari-Dokubo following his recent statement on the 2015 elections, according to reports.
The ex-Niger Delta militant had recently threatened to invoke war if President Goodluck Jonathan loses the election in February.
Speaking on Wednesday in Kano, the former chief of army staff made his concerns known when he talked about Dukubo’s ruthless pronouncements coming at a time the country dearly needed peace. He said as he inaugurated the Kwankwasiyya city on the invitation of Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, governor of the state.
He insisted on the fact that people like Dokubo “should be condemned and arrested to serve as a deterrent to others.”
The retired General said, “The man should be arrested for his unguarded and reckless utterances. In a situation like this, the issue of entrenching peace in the country is what is needed most. We should not allow some miscreants to hold us to ransom. Nigeria belongs to everybody and we must do everything possible to safeguard her unity.”
He further emphasized on the need for politicians to end unguarded utterances capable of overheating the polity. “As we are approaching election time, we must strive to ensure that important issues are thoroughly discussed but not personalities. We want have a perfect election where no one would have an axe to grind with anybody. Once the politicians campaign on issues not personalities and avoid anything capable of causing disaffection, I am confident that we would have a foul-free elections.”