By Chris Nomjov
Outspoken Niger Delta activist and former militant, Alhaji Mujahid Asari Dokubo says the emergence of Gen Buhari as the President of Nigeria in last Saturday’s presidential election may signify the birth of a vicious government which may maim and murder the voice of the minority ethnic groups in Nigeria. Asari expressed his fears in a statement released by his spokesperson, Rex Anigoro yesterday April 1st.
“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” the statement read.
According to Asari, the fight of the Niger Delta militants was never about Jonathan, although it resulted in the birth of his administration. Asari said the coming days will determine the next line of action for the militants
“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.”the statement read