The Chairman of the Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Information, Strategy, Security and Publicity, Hon Segun Olulade, Epe State Constituency 2, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to call the leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteers Force (NDPVF), Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, to order over his (Asari’s) inflammatory utterances.
According to Olulade, Asari’s continuous utterances have continued to heat the Nigerian polity.
He noted that Asari does not even spare elder statesmen and national figures in his array of insults against perceived opponents of President Goodluck Jonathan.
“Asari has demonstrated attitude capable of disuniting the nation by overbearing his ethnic sentiments in addressing national issues. I cannot imagine statements uttered by Asari in view of life-threatening attack on General Muhammadu Buhari in Kaduna last week.
“If the attacker had succeeded, I don’t think Asari will have a ground to be saying what he said because by now, the nation might have drifted into serious ethnic crisis capable of consuming the unity of the country,” Olulade said.
The lawmaker said he is more worried that each time Asari makes inflammatory statements, President Jonathan looks away from the damaging effects of Dokubo’s statements. The lawmaker said he is even surprised that sometimes the militant leader takes to the pages of social media to threaten President Jonathan to dare national figures and take to hard measures on them particularly in the opposition.
“My message to Asari-Dokubo is that Nigeria is a nation of ethnic variables, but the status of President of the country or any national political office holder transcends ethnic interest, and the earlier Asari realises this the better. With the magnitude of challenges the nation is facing, and the general elections getting closer, I think the President needs to douse all ethnic excesses beginning from his kinsman so that Mr President will be dissociated from Asari’s utterances since many Nigerians insulted by Dokubo have perceived that he is speaking Mr President’s mind,” Olulade said.
Olulade stated further that Asari-Dokubo has taken a flight away from peace building, noting that his recent pronouncements over the Chibok schoolgirls abduction, bring back our girls advocacy group and attack on General Buhari are all condemnable and unpopular.