Commander of the Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Force, NDPSF, Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari has again described northern Nigerian politicians as desperate and ungrateful parasites who have not appreciated the south and especially the Niger-Delta for depending on their oil proceeds over the years.
Asari’s outburst was in reaction to the comments recently made by the Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido,who said that staunch supporters of President Goodluck Jonathan such as Asari and Chief Edwin Clarke were making incisive statements in their bid to secure a second term for Jonathan.
Lamido, in his statements, had criticized the candidacies of Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and General Muhammadu Buhari of All Progressives congress, APC, saying that both individuals were capable of setting Nigeria ablaze in pursuit of their ambition.
However, speaking with the Vanguard newspapers in reaction to the statement, Dokubo, who was also the former national President of Ijaw Youth Council, IYC and Jonathan’s kinsman, said that the north was bleeding over their loss of political power.
He stated that until the zone disabuse its mind from the mentality of “born to rule”, they would continue to meet stiff resistance from their southern counter-part.
“The president will win. There is no other option. If they contest they are wasting their time. He who pays the piper will dictate the tune. We own them. We are feeding them. They are parasites. A beggar has no choice. In all religions, in Islam, every where… If you are a beggar, you will respect the one who gives to you. They are beggars and parasites.”
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