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Biafra: Jonathan's Kinsmen Reprimand Asari Dokubo Over Declaration of Government

Biafra: Jonathan's Kinsmen Reprimand Asari Dokubo Over Decla

Ex-militant, Asari Dokubo [Photo Credit: Premium Times]

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Ridwan Yusuf
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Kinsmen of former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, under the aegis of the Ogbia Brotherhood Youth Council (OBYC) has carpeted Asari Dokubo, a major political figure of the Ijaw ethnic group in the Niger Delta region of the country, for his declaration of Biafra Customary government.

The National President, OBYC, Napuru Bassuo, described Dokubo-Asari as a loner on the journey.

According to The Nation, Bassuo, who spoke in an interview on Tuesday, said if anything else, the Ijaw would only support the declaration of a Niger Delta Republic, not Biafra Customary Government.

He stated: “As an Ijaw people from Ogbia extraction in the Niger Delta, we do not subscribe to the declaration made by Dokubo-Asari on the constitution of Biafra Customary Government.

“There’s no gainsaying that Dokubo-Asari’s alliance has never been supported by the Ijaws not in Bayelsa nor any part of Ijaw land. For as long as we know, the Ijaws belong to the Niger Delta’s cause and no land of the Niger Delta or Ogbia land will be a territory of Biafra Customary Government.

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“And by this I mean Dokubo-Asari is a loner on this journey. If for nothing, we the Ijaws will only support the declaration of a NDR and not BCG.”

AllNews recalls that Dokubo on Sunday declared himself the leader of a new Biafra group called 'Biafra de facto Customary Government'.

As per a press statement, Dokubo named Uche Mefor, the estranged Deputy-Leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), as Head of Information and Communication of the new Biafra group; George Onyibe as Secretary, and Emeka Esiri as the officer in charge of its legal matters.

The ex-militant promised in the statement that his government will secure the “lives and properties of our people, we are going to invest everything we have in science and technology to increase the scientific and technological discoveries, fabrications and making life easier for our people through science and technology”.

He also boasted that not even President Muhammadu Buhari can stop the move for a new Biafra as they would produce and feed themselves.

“Nobody can stop us. Nobody can blockade us as they did in the first war. We’re not going to fight any war with anybody, we’re walking to freedom.

“We will not shoot any gun with them, they will prepare their weapon but they will have nobody to kill with their weapon”.

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Ridwan Yusuf
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