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Asari Dokubo Ex-militant leader warns Osinbajo not to visit Ijaw land

Also, the former ex-militant leader, in his appraisal of Buhari’s administration, described it as a zero government.

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A former ex-militant leader, Mujahid Asari-Dokubo has warned the Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo not to visit Ijaw land again.

Osinbajo, in his capacity as the acting President, visit states in the Niger-Delta to meet with the people and have first-hand knowledge of their plight.

Dokubo, in an interview with Vanguard, also accused members of other ethnic groups of benefitting from the struggle and death of Ijaw people.

He said  “This jamboree by the vice president is funny. Are they our overlords or are we being colonized that they are coming to visit here and there? Don’t they know what is right? The oil belongs to us; it does not belong to Nigeria. Ijaw oil belongs to us.

“If Itsekiri say their oil belongs to Nigeria, that is their business and if Urhobo say same of their oil, that is also their business and same applies to others. But we, Ijaw, are saying that Ijaw oil belongs to Ijaw, they should leave our oil alone.

“God put the oil there for us to develop ourselves, so there is no need for any Yoruba man called Osinbajo to be perambulating Ijaw land.

“What is he perambulating about for in the Niger Delta? Don’t they know what is right? Okay, in trying to be good neighbours to others and share with them, are they the ones that would decide for us the percentage that we would give to them? Their groundnut, did they share their groundnut or give it to us?

“Which road was built in Ijaw land with groundnut money or with revenue gotten from cocoa? So the thing is that this jamboree should stop, they know what is right and they should leave what is ours for us because they do not have the right to give it to us.

“That is the issue at stake and people are not addressing these issues as it should be addressed. So for me, they are only postponing the doomsday, they should do what is right because the oil of Ijaw people belong to them.”

The former ex-militant leader, in his appraisal of Buhari’s administration, described it as a zero government.

He also said “Is there anything to appraise in the Buhari led government? What is there to appraise? Can you multiply zero? If you multiply zero, what would it give you?

“From N200 a dollar during the time of former President Goodluck Jonathan, which was the highest, to a roving price of N450 per dollar to salary not being paid for months in all the states, this is a zero government and there is nothing to appraise.

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“That President left and the people are not allowed to know the reason their president left? That fuel price was increased from N87 per litre when Goodluck left office to N145, what is there to appraise? You can’t multiply zero by zero because if you do, what you get is zero, so this is a zero government.”

During his visit, Osinbajo promised to make the Niger Delta economically viable, adding that the people of the region deserve a better deal.

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