#Nigeria2015: Group cautions Asari Dokubo over unguarded utterances

The group asked President Goodluck Jonathan to call Asari Dokubo to order.

The Muslims Rights Concern, MURIC, on Wednesday advised the leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, NDPVF, Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, to stop heating up the polity by making unguarded statements.

Mr. Dokubo had on Tuesday reiterated that his kinsmen in the oil-rich Niger Delta would foment trouble if President Goodluck Jonathan was not re-elected in 2015. He also advised northerners not to seek election into the presidency on the platform of the ruling PDP and the main opposition, All Progressives Congress, APC.

The Director of MURIC, Ishaq Akintola, in statement said that the utterance by Mr. Dokubo to make the nation ungovernable was “uncalled for.”

“MURIC, therefore, appeals to President Goodluck Jonathan to call Asari Dokubo to order.”

The group said, “A statement from the presidency on this issue is of strategic importance at this material time in the history of our dear nation.

“We reiterate for the avoidance of doubt, MURIC as a human rights organisation is not witch-hunting any political party or individual. We are concerned about peace and stability in our dear country.

Silence over critical issues is harmful to us as well as to the polity.

“We want peace. We, therefore, appeal to all stakeholders to sheath their swords,” the group said.


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