The Federal Government and security agencies have been called upon to arrest the leader of the Niger-Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, Alhaji Mujaheed Dokubo-Asari by the patron of the Middle Belt Forum.
This development follows Dokubo-Asari’s recent comments where he categorically stated that President Jonathan must win his presidential election bid in the oncoming general elections.
The forum said the Dokubo-Asari’s comment indicated that Jonathan would rig the election, according to Punch reports.
The patron of the group, Yohanna Margif, warned Dokubo-Asari to be careful with his “inflammatory utterances during these trying times in Nigeria which are capable of setting in more sentiments.”
“Such characters as Dokubo-Asari with such conflicting utterances should not be allowed to walk the streets freely by the security operatives,” Margif stated.
He stated that such threatening statements concerning President Jonathan’s re-election depicted a sheer disrespect for the citizens of the nation.
He further opined that in as much as Dokubo-Asari had the right to support Jonathan for the Presidency as a South-South person, many other Nigerians also had the right to support their candidates without threats.
He said, “In what capacity does Dokubo-Asari have to make such comments? He should not use militant language and threats against Nigerians since no one has monopoly of violence. Anyone can be a thug or militant.
“The same Dokubo-Asari had earlier last year declared that the President had lost the support of his political base, the South-South and the South-East, owing to the failure of his government to deliver on its promises. He had said that it would be tough for Jonathan to win the presidential election in 2015 if he decides to run based on the poor showing of his administration.”
When contacted for comments on his arrest bid by the forum, Dokubo-Asari failed to respond to his calls.