President Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday has been slammed by the Leader of Niger-Delta Peoples Volunteers Force, Alhaji Mujahid Asari dokubo, over his comment that Nigeria would have boiled if a former Head of State Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) had died in the Kaduna blast.
He also exonerated himself from the allegation that he paid the
alleged masterminds of the Kaduna blast N5m to carry out the
attacks, saying people were out to tarnish his image.
While describing the President’s comment as unnecessary, he
stated that placing the life of one Nigerian above the over 80
persons who died in the incident was wrong.
“I do not work for Jonathan. What the President said was wrong.
The life of Buhari is not more important than 87 people that died in
that blast. It is unfortunate that the President made such a
statement. I wonder why the President will be promoting one
person above other Nigerians. That statement from the President
was very unfortunate. I do not have the capacity to tell the
President to apologise, but I still insist that he should not have
made such a statement,” Dokubo-Asari told journalists on
Tuesday in Abuja.
He recalled that, “Soon after the blast, a cross-gender person
came out and was arrested. Even the mother of the person
arrested said he was insane. Social media reports said I gave
them N5m to carry out the attack. These things are masterminded.
The first one is against President Jonathan and the other one is
“I did not pay anybody to carry out any assassination attempt on
Buhari. I do not have anything against him. He is not a threat. He
will fail in 2015. For the records, I do not operate a Twitter account
and anyone saying I tweeted that there would be more attacks is
only using my name.”
Asari dokubo also raised the alarm that all the calculated attacks
on him were geared towards shutting him up ahead of the 2015
He said, “They want to silence me because they know the role I
will play in 2015. They have also sponsored reports in Benin
Republic that I am the person financing Boko Haram. Another
Islamic scholar also said I am the one sponsoring Boko Haram to
destroy the North on behalf of President Jonathan.
Asari Dokubo also alleged that the late leader of Libya, Muammar
Gaddafi, funded Buhari’s elections in 2011.
He said, “In March 2010, I was a guest of Maummar Gaddafi. He
told me that Sule Armah and Buba Galadima were in Libya ahead
of the 2011 elections. Gaddafi told me that he had been funding
Buhari’s elections in the past. I want the Department of State
Security to investigate if these names I have mentioned were not
in Libya during the period I am talking about.”
But a Buhari’s ally and a former spokesperson for the defunct
Congress for Progress Change, Alhaji Buba Galadima, said
Dokubo’s allegations were unfounded.