Henry Okah: Ijaw Leaders Blast Asari Dokubo

Prominent Ijaw leaders, yesterday castigated the leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF),Alhaji Asari Dokubo for his position on the arrest of the MEND spokesman, Henry Okah in Angola and the continued presence of soldiers in the Niger Delta region.

Led by the former national vice president of the Ijaw Youth Council,Comrade Oyenife Jon Jon,the Ijaw leaders described as “betrayal of Ijaws,”his extra-judicial comments that Henry Okah was a criminal and that the soldiers in the region should continue until criminal elements are flushed out in the creeks.

Jonjon, who spoke with Leadership Weekend in Yenagoa, said the utterances of Alhaji Asari Dokubo at many press conferences held in Abuja and other states, show that he learnt nothing while in jail and those conferences meant nothing to the issues raised by the Ijaw people of the Niger Delta.

He said, instead of embarking on betrayal of his people, what the NDPVF leader should have done immediately after his release from jail was to make consultations and mend fences with those he offended, even as he should appreciate those that stood by him as an Ijaw son.

“But what he has done is not having the spirit of seeing another person leading. He always wants to lead and anytime he does not lead, he always fights to see that he disorganises people. I know from every pillar that he has even withdrawn from the federal government committee on peace, reconciliation and dialogue. The simple truth is that a lot of us have not been finding it comfortable with him going to radio and electronic media, castigating personalities from his home region”

“All his comments, that Henry Okah is the root of the crisis in the Niger Delta are not true. That Henry Okah is the one supplying arms and ammunition to our people. If that is true, where did Alhaji Asari got his arms and ammunition with which he fought Odili and Ateke Tom from? Where did he get the guns he fought the federal government with? If it is from Henry Okah, then he is also a criminal. Is it that he might be named along as a criminal or that the man does not want to patronise him again? Asari Dokubo is a big disappointment to most of us. It is my own opinion. We least expect him to take the line he is taking. If Henry Okah is a criminal, let the security agencies find out and don’t tell the whole world that your brother is a criminal and that they should execute him.It is wrong”.

– Leadership

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9 responses to “Henry Okah: Ijaw Leaders Blast Asari Dokubo

  1. Emeka Aneke (Wiltshire)

    It is sad that the people of Delta have lost the sympathy and support of the rest of world since criminal elements took advantage of the efforts of genuine agitators and started kidnapping children and elderly women.

    I, personally, never thought the day would come when I’ll oppose them, having been at the fore front of many a demonstration in London supporting their demand.

  2. Emeka, pls dont be discouraged. It is because illiterate came to sympathise with our struggle and brought with them kidnapping for ransom. What do you expect from many university drop outs who talk rubbush in public. Many dont understand the Niger Delta struggle at all even though they are from the area. Those are the people politicians could bribe and keep quiet or be used to suppress their perceived emenies.
    We in UK are as well embarrassed by some of these developments. We must go to dat Naija to put things right or else this illiterates and corrupt politicians will not allow development in the Niger Delta.
    SH, UK

  3. most of u in the uk don’t even know what is happening in the region talkless of the creeks bc u travel out and don’t comeback.mr.harrison what impact can u make if u come home?,would u start building the infrastructures that we so need?or would u go to the creeks to disarm the irate militants?.U don’t know what is happening here so shut up.As a patriotic ijaw man,i stand by Asari.Go and get the full details of Asari’s interview in sahara reporters.Look,if u don’t know Jon jon is one of the bad people in ijaw land that is criminalizing the struggle.

  4. THE GENUINE FIGHT IN THE NIGER DELTA HAS BECOME COMPLEX WITH CRIMINALITY FLOWING ACROSS AND ALONG.THIS FLOW HAS GIVEN RISE TO WHAT EVEN FAMOUS MORRISON IN HIS HYDRODYNAMIC ANALYSIS CANNOT COMPREHEND. WE NED TO REUNITE, ISOLATE THE CRIMINALS AND CRIMINALITY THEN MOVE ON. THE NIGER DELTA REMAINS A BASE CASE FOR NIGERIA AND A LITMUS TEST FOR EVERY REGIME.
    GOD BLESS NIJA-DELTA

    Satzen katpo
    Ladefense, France

  5. Dr David Abule

    I want to know the TRUTH: Were the people fighting the Niger Delta cause initially motivated by love for the people of the area and a desire to see their sufferings being alleviated, or were they motivated by selfish, personal and criminal agendas which were later given messianic names to get approval of the Ijaw people? Are they true prophets like Isaac Boro and Ken Sarowiwa, or are they wolves in sheep`s clothings? The struggle is worthy, but the slightest criminality will render it unworthy.

  6. HENRY OKAH IS A TRAITOR TO THE ENTIRE NIGER DELTAN REGION

  7. am from kalabari kingdom,what alhaji what was saying is truth.henry is the course

  8. Igbigioyibo Briggs

    The struggle actually started long b/f nigerian independence. The arms struggle came into prominence in isaac adakaboro. This struggle also inclucdes other prominent names like Kenule Sarowiwa and other, that contributed both physically spiritualy.But the present fighters in the name of the struggle byproducts of political miscalculation of do or die political extraction niger delter.So in a short sentence the so called fighters are not fihgting for us the nigerdeltan.

  9. EMEKA NWOKOBIA

    MY COMMENT IS THAT MR HENRY OKAH IS JUST THE PERFECT MAN WE NEED TO PROPERLY BRING THE SURFERING OF PEOPLE IN THIS REGEON TO A STOP. I HAVE NEVER MET A MAN SO CONSISTENT AND BRAVE IN FIGHTING THE COURSE HE BELEIVES IN. LET NOBODY LINK HIS FIGHT TO HAVE A SELFISH UNDERTONE BECAUSE MR HENRY OKAH IS NOT A POPER BY ANY STANDARD AND HE HAS A TREMENDIOUS HEART TO ALWAYS HELP DESPITE HIS SERIOUSE LOOK. MR HENRY YOU ARE HEALED IN JESUS NAME AND I MUST CONFESS THAT YOU HAVE CHANGED MY OUTLOOK TO LIVE SINCE I CAME IN CONTACT WITH YOU. GOD BE WITH YOU, YOUR LOVELY WIFE MADAM AZUKA AND YOUR KIDS.

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