Should we be worried? Asari-Dokubo is talking about a return to the militant days

by Iyobosa Omoregie

Mujahid Asari-Dokubo says himself and other Niger-Delta militants may be compelled to return to the creeks, owing to the emergence of Muhammadu Buhari as President.

According to the former militant leader, the defeat of President Goodluck Jonathan, proved that the South-West and the North were against the South-South and South-East geo-political zones.

In a statement released by his spokesperson, Rex Anighoro, he said that the government of the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, would be vicious and as such, the militants may have to embrace militancy.

Asari-Dokubo said: “The conditions that advanced the need to embrace the creeks have been sadly re-energised. It is clear that a vicious government who may maim and murder the voice of the so-called minorities may have just been birthed. Indeed integration is non-existent as regional gang-ups and supremacy is symbolic with this victory.”

“While President Jonathan enjoys his moments and basks in the euphoria of a new world-renowned statesman having congratulated Muhammadu Buhari, we must quickly be reminded that our struggle was never about Jonathan or about the presidency. President Jonathan is an establishment beneficiary of our struggle, our sweat and blood that many bled and died for. He was never in the struggle and he can never wish away our collective march for statesmanship.”

“Yes indeed, to an extent, he was a mitigating factor in self-determination pursuit as we went on sabbatical. This mitigation he seems to have willingly repudiated. The days coming will be critical. We shall study all the conditions and consult widely before determining the way forward for our collective existence and survival as a people. The days coming shall either drive the quest of integration or further separate us.”

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