Jonathan is not an Ijaw President – PDP warns Tompolo & Asari Dokubo

January 31, 2015 4:34 pm

At last, PDP national leadership is beginning to wake from their slumber
and seeing the danger is those sad and unfortunate commentaries coming
from the ex-militants who now run Billions of Naira contracts for the
government of President Goodluck Jonathan.

The national leadership of the party has warned the leader of the Niger
Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, NDPVF, Alhaji Mujahid Asari- Dokubo, High
Chief Government Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo and their godfather, Chief
Edwin Clark, to be mindful of what they say at this period of the
nation’s political history.

PDP said: “We want to stress and state publicly, that whilst we
have noted the interest, zeal and enthusiasms of individuals, various
groups, support groups and organisations, that are supporting the
president with statements, adverts, documentaries and TV programmes; we
appeal to them to be guided by the noble ideals and the visions of the
founding fathers of our party. 

“We are not in agreement with their statements and we are cautioning
them to mind what they say. No individuals own the party. The President
could be more loved in Anambra than Ijaw area. He has support in Adamawa
State than in Bayelsa State…The PDP also warned other support groups, organisations, professional
bodies and associations rooting for President Goodluck Jonathan to be
careful with their utterances to ensure decency in the polity.

This was even as ex- MEND Commanders in the Niger Delta, gave General
Theophilus Danjuma seven days ultimatum to apologize over his call for
the arrest of Asari Dokubo,Tompolo for threatening that would
break up if President Jonathan lost the February Presidential election.
The ex-militants said that war would follow in Nigeria if Jonathan lost
the election. Chief Clark and the ex-militants blasted General Danjuma
in their reaction, saying that his remarks were disappo-inting.

At a meeting in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital yesterday, the
former militant commanders in the region condemned the call for the
arrest of front line freedom fighters in the region, Alhaji Mujahideen
Asari Dokubo and Government Ekpemupolo a.k.a Tompolo, saying that the
call amounted to a declaration of war against the Niger Delta region.

Former MEND Commander, Victor Ebikabowei Ben, alias General Boyloaf,
also asked General Danjuma to apologise and hide his head in shame or
face humiliation.

But speaking with newsmen in Abuja, PDP Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa
Metuh noted that although the party appreciated the support of all
Nigerians, it was disturbed over the provocative statements of some
people which could provoke other parts of the country, warning that
Jonathan was not an Ijaw President or that of the South South zone alone
but the president of all Nigerians.

“Well, we have noted that whilst we are not responsible for the
utterances, statements of some of our support individuals, groups and
organizations; we are cautioning them to be mindful of what they say.

“Ours is a national party. We cover all zones, all local governments. No
individual owns our party, no group, no people, no zone owns our party.
And being a national party, we caution some of our people, some of our
supporters to be mindful of the zeal that they exhibit. Let the wrong
impression not be given.”

It would be recalled that Asari-Dokubo had threatened that, “ex-
militants would return to their old ways should President Jonathan lose
the election,” at a meeting last week with Bayelsa State governor.

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