Main Ijaw stakeholders, Kinsmen of the Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan beneath the aegis of the Ogbia Brotherhood Youths Council and different Ijaw teams beneath the auspices of Motion for the Survival of Ijaw Ethnic Nationality in Niger Delta (MOSIEND), have disowned a former warlord, Alhaji Mujahid Asari Dokubo, for itemizing them as a part of the Biafran territory.
Whereas the Nationwide President, OBYC, Comrade Napuru Bassuo, in an announcement described Dokubo-Asari as a loner on the journey, the Motion for the Survival of Ijaw Ethnic Nationalities in Niger Delta (MOSIEND) by way of its Nationwide President, Kennedy Tonjo West, stated Dokubo was on his personal and shouldn’t be taken critically.
The President of MOSIEND, Kennedy Tonjo West, in an announcement issued by way of email correspondence, stated all Ijaw communities have been insulted by Dokubo’s try to affiliate them with Biafra and referred to as on the ex-militant chief to tender an unreserved apology to the Ijaw nation.
West stated: “Asari Dokubo’s assertion is missing in substance and advantage. It’s self-seeking and self-serving. He’s on a wild goose chase and a lonely Biafran. Izon communities can by no means be a Biafran province. Dokubo’s Biafra Customary Authorities is a figment of his wildest creativeness.
“Not one of the purported province claimed by Asari Dokubo belong to Biafra. Dokubo’s assertion is insulting, provocative, and slim in perspective. Can he say this earlier than the communities or their kings?
“MOSIEND condemns it and demand an apology for his bogus and unfounded claims. Asari is on his personal. Asari shouldn’t be taken critically on this matter.”
West stated Dokubo’s newest journey would solely trigger disaffection between the Ijaw and the Igbo and warned the ex-militant towards creating enemies for the Ijaw folks.
He stated: “Dokubo’s declare is an affront to the ancestral integrity of these historical cities he made point out. It’s disturbing, deceptive and undermining. Whereas we respect the views of our compatriots from different ethnic nationality, our agitation ought to be devoid of ethnic rivalry.
“Izon communities and we consider others really feel the identical manner, usually are not conquered province, not on the market. Asari Dokubo should not use Izon communities as a bargaining chip to advance his egocentric curiosity.
Additionally kinsmen of President Goodluck Jonathan beneath the aegis of the Ogbia Brotherhood Youth Council (OBYC), carpeted Dokubo, on his declaration of Biafra Customary authorities.
The Nationwide President, OBYC, Comrade Napuru Bassuo, who spoke in an interview stated if the rest, the Ijaw would solely assist the declaration of the Niger Delta Republic, not the Biafra Customary Authorities.
He acknowledged: “As an Ijaw folks from Ogbia extraction within the Niger Delta, we don’t subscribe to the declaration made by Dokubo-Asari on the structure of Biafra Customary Authorities.
“There’s no gainsaying that Dokubo-Asari’s alliance has by no means been supported by the Ijaws, not in Bayelsa nor any a part of Ijaw land. For so long as we all know, the Ijaws belong to the Niger Delta’s trigger and no land of the Niger Delta or Ogbia land shall be a territory of the Biafra Customary Authorities.
“And by this I imply Dokubo-Asari is a loner on this journey. If for nothing, we the Ijaws will solely assist the declaration of an NDR and never BCG.”