Dokubo-Asari leads street march for Jonathan, Ogboru in Warri
• Accuses President of neglecting N’Delta for North, others
LEADER of Niger Delta People Salvation Force (NDPSF), Alhaji Mijahid Dokubo-Asari, has led hundreds of youths who are members of his movement through major streets in Warri and environs in Delta, urging support for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan.
After several hours of street to street campaigning, Dokubo-Asari moved to the Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), Effurun, Delta State, where he was joined by the governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Great Ogboru, and thousands of supporters.
The NDPSF leader said Jonathan ignored the people of the Niger Delta and the South East in favour of Northern and Southwest business and political chieftains but now the President is looking up to the neglected people to rescue his re-election bid while those who benefited heavily from his government have all abandoned him. He said it was a big lesson which he hoped Jonathan would learn when he wins the election next Saturday.
He said it was a big surprise that Chief Ogboru who saw the vision of national equity many years ago, which they (militants) were now fighting for in Nigeria, was not accorded the respect he deserved in Delta State.
He wondered why Ogboru who is hailed in every corner of Nigeria and Africa is still fighting to be governor of Delta State when the position should have been given to him as a mark of honour.
He remarked: “The greatest thing that happened in Nigeria, greater than Saro Wiwa, greater than Isaac Adaka Boro was done by Great Ogboru. If Ogboru, Gideon Okah, Mukoro and others had succeeded, there wouldn’t have been Boko Haram today.”
Dokubo-Asari charged Deltans to ensure that the veteran politician was voted in as governor next month, saying that those ruling have not done even a fraction of what Ogboru had done in Nigeria.
He said he was not in Warri to campaign but to thank the people for supporting Jonathan despite he not doing much for them.