Niger Delta frontline activist and leader of the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force (NDPVF) Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, has dared the Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal-led House of Representatives and Northern leaders to arrest him if they can.
Asari, who addressed a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, stressed that he stands by his words that there will be no peace if Jonathan is not reelected in 2015, while responding to calls for his arrest by some northern members of the Lower Chamber of the National Assembly and northern leaders including the Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum, Alhaji Babangida Aliyu, who is also governor of Niger State.
The former President of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) also added that any attempt to arrest him will make Nigeria history, asking why those calling for his arrest turned deaf ears when some northern leaders like former Military Head of State and 2011 presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), Alhaji Lawal Kaita and a former member of the House of Representatives, Adamu Farouk Aliyu, among others, threatened to make Nigeria ungovernable.
“I stand by my statement which I made in my early press conference, there will be no peace, not only in the Niger Delta, but everywhere, if Goodluck Jonathan is not president by 2015. I want to add that the Fulanis, who migrated and invaded our lands and continue to show disregard and disrespect to the owners of the country they came into, and people have tolerated them for a very long time, but that will no longer continue.
“I want to refresh your memories with comments made by these Fulani invaders who have in the time past threatened war and break up of Nigeria. In 2010, a Fulani, one Lawal Kaita, said and I quote: “Anything short of a Northern President is tantamount to stealing our Presidency. Jonathan has to go and he will go. Even if he uses the incumbency power to get his nomination on the platform of the PDP, he would be frustrated out…The North is determined
“That was what Kaita said in 2010, and today, insurgent groups, in furtherance to Kaita’s call and from the feudal Fulani occupiers of our land, are wrecking havoc, attacking military barracks and seizing weapons and their foot-soldiers in the army are planning a coup, because at the top they can’t plan a coup, but Goodluck Jonathan is sitting and watching, but we will not sit and watch. For every action from them, there will be an equal and opposite reaction and it will be disproportionate. Kaita made this statement, nobody arrested or called for the arrest of this fellow, today he is walking free.
“Let me tell them, we are not afraid of them, and I am not afraid of arrest, I’ve been arrested before, I was put under SSS underground 10 months, 11 days, I was buried alive and I came out alive, I was detained for 22 months and 10 days, I didn’t give up the fight, I didn’t not capitulate, so I am not afraid of arrest, and they cannot arrest me because if they do, the consequences of my arrest is that Nigeria will be history.