Following the outburst of the ex-Niger Delta militant and leader of the defunct Niger Delta Volounteer Force, Mujahid Asari Dokubo that the country will know no peace should President Goolduck Jonathan failed to win a second term, a former member of the House of Representatives, Farouk Adamu Aliyu has replied him.
Aliyu, a chieftain of the opposition Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in an interview granted an Abuja based Leadership newspaper also insisted that “it is either a Northerner as President in 2015 or there will be no more Nigeria”.
Dokubo had on Sunday declared that “there will be no peace in the country, if
Jonathan was denied a second term”.
According to Aliyu who was the 2011 CPC governorship candidate in northern Jigawa State, the statement credited to theex-militant was sad and unfortunate.
His words, “if Jonathan, Dokubo and their people want to destroy this country, then we are willing accomplices”.
He recalled that Presidential Advisor on Amnesty, Kingsley Kuku recently in the United States also spoke in the same manner, reminding them that nobody has the monopoly of violence.
“Few weeks back, Kingsley Kuku, the presidential adviser on amnesty programme in faraway America also made similar statements, which means President Goodluck Jonathan has already won the PDP primary election and the secondary election – that’s exactly what they are saying.
“Let me also use this opportunity to say on behalf of us in the north that nobody has monopoly of violence and that on behalf of the people of northern extraction, there shall be no one Nigeria if a northerner is not elected president of this country, because politics is a game of numbers and the Ijaw people are not up to one million or two million or even five million.
“So if in a democracy, the President will allow somebody to say if he is not voted, there won’t be peace – this clearly shows that they don’t want peace and the president is not a democrat,” Aliyu noted.