'Buhari & APC stole Jonathan's mandate' - Ex-militant, Asari Dokubo says
Former Commander of the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Front and a leader in the Ijaw nation, Mujahid Asari Dokubo has faulted Muhammadu Buhari’s emergence as Nigeria’s President, saying the election process was manipulated.
Dokubo who spoke to journalists at the house of the leader of Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, said the new President’s mandate will be premature.
“Buhari has a stolen mandate. His handlers know this because it was not freely given by the people. As a matter of fact, a stolen mandate cannot last for a long time; the owners of the mandate will one day demand it,” he said during the 2015 Biafra Day celebration in Owerri.
“It is weakening when we realize that Jonathan has conceded defeat for the sake of peace and security of lives. Then again, we ask ourselves; at what price? At the detriment of our people. Now the question is if Buhari can do the right thing. I am doubtful of his capacity to do the right thing.”
Also speaking on the Biafra Day celebration, Uwazuruike said,“the Goodluck Jonathan Presidential election followed the pattern of the Biafra-Nigeria civil war. It highlighted the fact that the war has not ended. It was a war between the former Eastern Region (Biafra) and Nigeria. The outcome of that election has justified our resolve for self determination.”