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From IHEANACHO NWOSU, Abuja
Leader of Niger Delta Volunteer Force (NDVF), Alhaji Mojadeed Asari Dokubo, yesterday slammed President Goodluck Jonathan, accusing him of derailing from the objective Nigerians voted him for. He said some greedy people who are both corrupt and ruthless cage Jonathan.
Addressing newsmen in Abuja, Dokubo claimed that politicians, who have hijacked President Jonathan were responsible for his quarrel with people and regions that brought him to power. He picked out the president’s rift with his predecessor, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, as an example. According to him, it was wrong for Jonathan to quarrel with Obasanjo whom he said was his political benefactor.
He said: “President Goodluck Jonathan is surrounded by greedy people.” Dokubo explained that his reason for speaking out was because “it will be unfair to keep quite in the face of impunity.” Insisting that it was a mark of ingratitude for Jonathan to strain his relationship with Obasanjo, he recalled that the former president helped Jonathan to rise from the position of a deputy governor to the Presidency. Dokubo accused him of not doing much to show that he is different from his predecessors.
He claimed that the president is sending a wrong signal about his person by allowing people of questionable characters to surround his government. He insisted that President Jonathan, by some of his policies and decisions, was far away from the people, adding that even Jonathan’s kinsmen have no access to him. He warned that people may be forced to revolt if the situation continues.
He said the implication of the continued poor performance of the government might be losing his second term bid, a development he said would be accepted by the South South. “The President has allowed himself to be imprisoned by some greedy individuals. His goodwill will soon go and that will affect his second term chances,” he said.