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Letter: Niger-Delta Warlord Dokubo Writes Obasanjo

Says OBJ Is Chief Assassin Of All Times

By Ayo Balogun, Lagos

Niger Delta warlord, Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari has bombed former President Olusegun Obasanjo over the letter he wrote to President Goodluck Jonathan accusing the president of training snipers, promoting ethnicity, corruption and others.

Niger Delta warlord, Alhaji Mujahid Asari-Dokubo

Niger Delta warlord, Alhaji Mujahid Asari-Dokubo

Dokubo-Asari says he wondered why Obasanjo should accuse Jonathan of training snipers when himself is the chief assassin of all time, alleging that the former president had planned to kill him at several times, one of which was masterminding his arrest in Benin Republic recently in a bid to get him killed before the 2015 elections.

In a letter to the former president, Dokubo-Asari alleged that Obasanjo’s evil plot to put him away before the 2015 general election failed in the Republic of Benin as he would be around to carry out the duties the almighty has assigned to him during the election.

“Despite your brutal attack on me, and plot to kill me, Allah has been my helper and has not abandoned me. Your blood-curdling incitement of the authorities of the Republic of Benin against me, at my exiled home, so as to have me docked, tried and sentenced for national security related offences replays what you did before.

“The fact that I escaped unhurt when all hope was lost is a pointer to my supernatural fortification, leading and protection. In your plot to have me sidelined, Allah used President Goodluck Jonathan to rescue me,” he said in the letter to Obasanjo.

Dokubo-Asari also alleged that the former president first planned to terminate his life on May 16, 2005.

According to him, “There is need at this time to outline one murderous move you made on my life that shows how brutal and inhuman your mindset is – vindicating your daughter’s revelations. I want to remind you of the startling move you made on my life during the momentous days, leading to the historic Isaac Boro celebration on the 16th of May 2005. At that time the Bayelsa State Government was under Chief D.S.P. Alamieseigha.

“Chief DSP Alamieseigha had warned that the one million man march the NDPVF was organizing to protest the injustice of the Nigerian state against the Ijaws and other oil bearing nation should not hold and would not be allow into Bayelsa State because of a security report that emanated from you that I didn’t know at the time. The report or plot to truncate the march was grave and dangerous, as the Executive Governor of Bayelsa State Chief D.S.P. Alamieseigha, told me the Bayelsa State Government couldn’t guarantee our security – my security.

“In the background of this starling murderous plot by you and feigning his lack of protective security shield occasioned by you, I was also shocked by the grave support that the Rivers State government offered us because it was happy that I was leaving Rivers State to Bayelsa State, and gave several vehicles to support our protests march.”

He explained that “the response we had from our people was startling and unprecedented, as huge crowds came, and well over 3,000 vehicles, were hired from neighboring states of Abia, Imo, Delta, Anambra, Enugu and Edo States to convey participants to the Bayelsa state capital of Yenagoa. On the appointed day, men of the Nigerian Military stopped us at Elele and refused to allow us free passage to Yenegoa.

“The Governor, Chief D.S.P. Alamieseigha was away in South Africa at the time. Goodluck Jonathan was then the acting Governor of Bayelsa State, and asked us not to come into Bayelsa State of course we brushed off all obstacles whether real or imagined that were mounted not to let us into Yenagoa. Many other participants in the proposed rally were also blocked at the Ahoada junction. We were surprised that the rally was being frustrated by the people, governments and institutions that ought to benefit from it.

“Finally, after much persuasion we decided to converge at Obuama- my hometown. We stayed there till the next day, 17th of May, 2005, and dispersed without achieving our noble objective which was to sensitize our people, on the evils of the heart-wrenching Nigerian state that you’ve always pontificated in the media as your life creation and alter-ego.”

Dokubo-Asari added that when Alamieseigha returned from his trip to South Africa, he made an appointment to see him through his Commissioner of Information, who was also a former Comrade – Barr Oronto Douglas – and met him at his private residence at William Jumbo Street, Port Harcourt, saying that in the course of their discussion, he accused Alamieseigha pointedly – in his usual bluntness and characteristic manner – for sacrificing Ijaw interests for his political gains and deceiving the people of the Niger Delta that the Nigerian state would accommodate their Interests.

“Chief D.S.P. Alamieseigha then informed me that you – General Olusegun Obasanjo, sent 5 snipers to kill me in Yenegoa and that he -Chief D.S.P Alamieseigha accommodated them at the government house in Yenegoa. That he traveled out of the state and directed the Bayelsa State government not to allow me into Yenegoa to avoid my being killed in Yenegoa by your snipers – as he didn’t know if you had sent other snipers into the state.

“It downed on me, why Dr. Peter Odili, gave us all the resources we sought– it was to push me into a den of your snipers – because he offered us assistance even when we are not the best of friends, providing all the resources we needed to convey us out of town. I’ve decided to relate this incidence because of your reference to snipers while writing your hypocritical letter to President Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan.

“I wonder why you, the Chief Assassin of all times, would accuse President Goodluck Jonathan of training 1,000 snipers and having a watch-list of political opponents when he has tolerated your insane excesses along with your mutinous gang which no head of government the world over would have so tolerated forgetting so soon that this was the same infamous journey you embarked on during the regime of General Sanni Abacha that nearly cost you your life,” he told the former president in the letter.

According to Dokubo-Asari, “until date, the mystery surrounding the death of your kinsman and former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Late Bola Ige’s death has not been unraveled. So also is that of my kinsmen AK Dikibo and Chief Marshall Harry. At the time they were felled, AK Dikibo was National Vice Chairman (South-South) of the PDP while Chief Marshall Harry was former National Vice Chairman (South-South) of the PDP and also the National Vice Chairman (South-South) of the ANPP; as president of the Federal republic of Nigeria you were the national leader of the PDP. At that time, many public analysts described the PDP as a nest of killers. Governor Orji Uzor Kalu of Abia State, clearly stated that your hands may not be clean regarding the brutal killing of the then Vice Chairman of South-South Zone of the PDP – A.K. Dikibo.

“I would start by saying that President Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan is an Ijaw man. There is no way you can remove that truism from him. It’s just as you are a Yoruba man – although that has some element of doubt. There is no way you can divulge a man of his roots – his clan, people and culture- to do that is to kill the man. My interest here is to state that you are more clannish than any other leader that has been conscripted to rule this backward enclave called Nigeria – no gainsaying the fact you’re the most clannish of them all.”

Dokubo-Asari further bombed the former helmsman, saying that as president of this sickening country that’s full of inequities, “you were the Balogun of Owu – a tiny section of Egbaland. As Balogun of Owu, which means, Commander of Owu Armed forces, you were also Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces of the Nigerian state. How will a commander command two forces at the same time and be loyal to both- no one can serve two masters? There lies your infamous dubiety.

“Secondly, and this is most annoying – you funded and midwifed the Yoruba Elders Council and armed it against the already existing Afenifere, in the battle for the control of the soul of the Yoruba people. Like an Octopus, your clannishness is boundless, extending its vicious and overbearing frontiers to the level of your personal interests, untamable greed and forbidden frontiers – all these, while you were President of Nigeria. Name one Nigerian leader that wasn’t known for his clannish, ethnic and tribal interests. How has Nigeria fared since independence if not on the tuft of steely ethnic considerations? How do you expect President Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan to be divulged of this, after you led many others in the display of ethnic and tribal purges?

“This is why I cannot be fooled by your recent mantra in your letter that President Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan must rise above Ijaw beliefs or ethnic consideration as if President Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan fell from the sky– this is even as President Goodluck Jonathan has not done anything tangible for the Ijaw nation as is expected and as he should have done. The few Ijaw ministers still remaining in President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration were initially appointed into government by President Umar Yar Adua they are Deizani Allison-Madueke and Godsday Orubebe.”

He continued that “your record of impunity and Hitlerian tendencies were fully brought into play when you descended on fellow citizens placed under your care and protection by the constitution on which you took the oath of allegiance to protect; the people of Odi and Zakibiam are not different from the people of Damaturu, Maiduguiri or Bama. This Boko Haram scourge started under your watch and encouragement in 2002.You incubated it, so as to use as a vicious war head against succeeding governments, which was why you knew the homes of their leaders and embarked on a tragic journey to visit them. What was the outcome of this infamous journey?

“No Nigerian leader has been influenced to take any decision or advanced policy without primordial ethnic consideration? Why did IBB annul the June 12 election, adjudged to be the freest and fairest in Nigeria’s history? Was it not because he served the interests of the Gambari? Why have you singled out Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan to be sacrificed on the altar of ethnicity, sectional and bloody intrigues, designed to incite Nigerians against the Ijaws and his government? Is it because Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan is an Ijaw man or as you once described him – as a weak minority leader of Nigeria whose aspiration must be limited because he is an Ijaw man.

“What often creates violence, especially in Africa is when unguarded utterances are made by well connected ethnic chauvinists that provoke untenable ethnic bickering, bad blood and insinuation of violence, amongst hitherto friendly people in a multi-plural state. I find your warning that PresidentGoodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan maybe the last Ijaw to rule Nigeria a little childish. I believe you think the Ijaws are far too small, too few and deeply insignificant to assert any ambition to rule Nigeria. The dream of Ijaws is not to rule Nigeria but to rule a country that is theirs – a truly great and free country that believes in the dignity of labour and the virtues of good leadership. If Ijaws won’t rule Nigeria then they must seek their own country, in line with universal principles of self- determination and rule ourselves because Ijaws won’t succumb to be made slaves- Never!”

He said there was hardly any speech that Obasanjo made nowadays without painting a vindictive and devious picture of him, saying that a curious fact was the spate at which others- even former heads of states had joined him in his point-blank black-mail himself and vexatious insinuations that he is capable of misleading Jonathan.

“I find this very nauseating, traducing and embarrassing. Your reference to me in your letter to President Jonathan offers a full confirmation of your diabolical hatred for me that you exhibited long ago, when you tried to blackmail, intimidate and silent me with a treasonable felony charge and subjected me to an heroic trial and subsequent incarceration for nearly two years in several prison, detention centres and finally under solitary confinement at the state security underground dungeon for ten months and eleven days and – if you recall I refused to be brought under your influence even when you sought to break my spirit,” he said.


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