- By Okoi Obono-Obla
Asari Dokubo's statement on the attack on General Buhari by terrorists is mindless and diversionary. I totally and unreservedly condemn the statement by Asari Dokubo that General Muhammadu Buhari masterminded the attack on his envoy by terrorists last week to portray President Jonathan in bad light and win the sympathy of Nigerians.
The statement is mindless, thoughtless, diversionary, utterly callous and calculated to undermine the ongoing investigation ordered by the Inspector General of Police on the dastardly attack on General Buhari that left in its wake scores of innocent Nigerians that were unfortunately around the area that the attack was carried out.
It amounts to a desecration of the memory of all those who died in the attack on the vicious suicidal attack on General Buhari , for Asari Dokubo to make such an unguarded and reckless utterance in his frenzy and overzealousness to ingratiate and curry the favour of President Jonathan, whom he had previously dismissed as a bumbling incompetent.
It is regrettable that Asari would want to trivialise such a serious matter as the attack on General Buhari and Sheik Dahiru Bauchi respectively that led to the untimely dead of almost 90 Nigerians.
I call on President Jonathan to call and distance himself and his government from the antics of the likes of Asari Dokubo who wants to ethnicise and sectionalise the Nigerian Presidency for parochial and selfish reasons.
I make bold to say that President Jonathan, as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria belong to all Nigerians and indeed was voted into office by Nigerians from the South-South; South East; South West ; North East; North West and North Central so nobody should give the impression that he is President alone for the South-South Nigeria.
It is unfortunate that the likes of Asari Dokubo always construe important national issues from the ethnic and sectional prism.