I Am Biafran, But Regret Ever Associating With Nnamdi Kanu ― Asari-Dokubo

Asari-Dokubo (L) and Nnamdi Kanu (R)

Just as the agitation for Biafra among some sect of Nigerians waxes stronger, the division in some quatres of the sect remains. 

Ijaw political figure and founder of Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Mujihad Asari-Dokubo has attacked the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, stating with him (Kanu), there is no hope for Biafra. 

Dokubo stated this in an exclusive interview with Vanguard in his country home, Buguma in Kalabari Kingdom, Rivers State. 

According to the former leader of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), he regreted ever associating with the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu. 

Expressing his discontent with Kanu, the ex-militant said; “It gives me regret that in my life, I ever associated with a person called Nnamdi Kanu.

“That when he was in crisis, I came out to defend him. In fact, my greatest regret is associating with Nnamdi Kanu. I can’t make peace with somebody like him. It’s a foreclosed issue because he has nothing to offer other than to derail our struggle,” he stated.

“With Nnamdi Kanu, there’s no hope for Biafra. Those of us who get close to him know he’s not fighting for any Biafra. Nnamdi Kanu is just one individual in Biafra, so, we shouldn’t make him important, he’s not. He’s just like everyone one of us.

“He’s not in any struggle. Whatever spell he has cast on the Igbo will be removed very soon and their eyes will open. When he was in trouble, all of us came out to defend him because an injury to one is an injury to all.

“We risked our lives by speaking in support of him, for him to be released from prison and for him not to be killed.

“Now, he sees those of us who fought on his behalf for his freedom as his followers. Some of us regret ever lending our voice. We would have left him to rot in jail because he’s caused more harm to Biafra struggle than anyone else.”

When asked how Kanu has caused more harm than good to the Biafra struggle, the former President of the Ijaw Youth Council retorted, “Listen to him! Don’t you listen to his broadcast? His insults to every Igbo person that disagrees with him? He has also extended his insults to other tribes including the Ijaw people.

“He’s attacking Ralph Uwazuruike and Nnia Nwodo (Ohanaeze leader). Now, he’s attacking Pa Edwin Clark who’s not a Biafran.

“Biafra is the former Eastern Region. Pa Clark has never been an Easterner but from the Western Region to Mid-Western Region. So he’s gone outside the Igbo to abuse Pa Clark, Isaac Boro, Ken Saro-Wiwa.

“How can you bring unity to the people by abusing and attacking their leaders? Is Biafra struggle an Igbo struggle? He’s making it an Igbo struggle.

“The Biafra Nnamdi Kanu is pursuing will be worse than Southern Sudan if he wants to promote Igbo hegemony over and above Ijaw hegemony, Ibibio hegemony, and so on.

“He’s power-drunk. We are not even done with the struggle, he’s assumed the position of leadership, calling himself the supreme leader.”

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