militant war lords, who have accused him of making treasonable
statements against the president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, and
Dokubo, according to The Nation, was berated by the president of
the national coalition of Niger Delta ex-agittators (NCNDE-A),
‘General’ Israel Akpodoro, who warned the former to desist from
making flagrant statements.
Akpodoro, at a meeting in Ugheli on Monday, May 25, accused
Dokubo of trying to make Niger Delta region issues a personal
He called on Dokubo to retrace his steps noting that the region
was ready to adopt peace.
“As peace-loving people, the ex-militants have changed from the
war- war approach to a much peaceful and decent approach to
achieving results. We owe the Nigerian state our patriotism,
solidarity, loyalty as long as the federal government gives us an
unfettered sense of belonging in the state,” the group said.
He alleged that the genuine struggle for a better Niger Delta was
hijacked by people of narrow interests, who carried out impunity,
gangsterism and nepotism.
According to him, the Niger Delta people have learnt their
lessons and as such would not allow themselves to be goaded into
another round of crisis in the region.
Akpodoro noted that the era where those, who used the region as a
platform for self-enrichment ended with President Goodluck
Jonathan’s administration, warned that: “Whoever engages in any
crime under any guise should answer to his crimes without
dragging the region along with him.”
Asari Dokubo has constantly threatened that the defeat of
President Jonathan, at the election could corrode the stability
in the Niger Delta region.
He recently warned that he was ready to take on the federal
government if the interest of the region was not favourably
considered by the incoming All Progressives Congress led