Goodluck Jonathan Has Squandered His Political Goodwill – Asari Dokubo



Alhaji Mujahid Asari-Dokubo has lambasted President Goodluck Jonathan for squandering the political goodwill of Nigerians who voted him into office in 2011, The nation reports.

The former leader of the Niger Delta People’s Salvation and Volunteer Force (NDSVF) who was speaking at Bungavilla Hotel, Port Harcourt, in Rivers State said many people are angry with President Goodluck Jonathan’s leadership style.

Asari-Dokubo was at the hotel to address students of his university, King Amachree African University, which is located in Cotonou, Benin Republic, on the need for violence-free elections.

He opined that Jonathan would have  enjoyed an easy re-election in next month’s polls to if he had done  things properly.

He accused the president of tolerating his enemies instead of jailing them describing his recent to former President Olusegun Obasanjo as an embarrassment to the office of the President.

“You don’t naked the office of the President, but Jonathan has done that by not dealing decisively with his enemies.  For instance, he has no business going to Abeokuta to see Obasanjo, he has squandered the political goodwill he has.”

“A lot of our people especially in Niger Delta are angry with Jonathan but they have no option than to vote for him because what is coming is worst than him. Goodluck Jonathan would have enjoyed an easy ride if he had done things strictly the way the people want it to be.”

He went to predict that the president will not succeed in his quest to end the activities of terrorists in the North-eastern part of the country. He alleged that the security apparatus of the country is in the hand of northerners and they are all against the president.

He further alleged that top military officers are collaborating with some politicians in the North to frustrate the military’s efforts to end the insurgency and by extension frustrating the government of  Jonathan.

He said, “The Vice-President is a Fulani man, Inspector-General of Police is a Gambari man, National Security Adviser is a Gambari man and Defence Minister is a Gambari man. The security arms are in the hands of those who are fighting him. How do you think he can do better in this area?

“The same people who are fighting him are the one he allows to manage security? It is like asking the rat to look after the fish. Though, we are warning the BokoHaram not to harm our people because if they do, we will tell Nigeria that we have more sophisticated guns that the ones we submitted.”

The former militant recently said there will be war if the successor of Rivers State governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi fails to probe his administration.


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