Former Niger Delta warlord, Alhaji Dokubo Asari has described President Goodluck Jonathan’s tenure in office as a period of restrain on the people of the Niger Delta region.
Asari while speaking during the 2015 annual Major Issac Adaka Boro day organised by the Niger Delta People Salvation Front, NDPSF, at Ughelli, Delta State over the weekend, stated that Jonathan’s Presidency has been a mitigation and a restraining order on the advancement of the self determination struggle of the Niger Delta People.
Asari who is the founder of NDPSF, explained that though a new government is emerging on May 29, the restraining order posed by President Goodluck Jonathan, has been revoked.
He said: “A new government begins in Nigeria and a next phase of our struggle shall begin. We will watch, wait and determine our best way forward because the future is pregnant and Nigeria would never be the same again.”
Speaking on the incoming administration of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd), Asari said: “Should Buhari undermine certain interest of the Niger Delta region through a systemic arrest, maiming of our comrades and seeing her as a conquered region, then it may be honourable for some of us to die in prison or in the field of war as nobody is afraid of him”.