The above is a question that came to my mind, after reading Asari Dokubo’s outburst immediately I separated myself from sleep.
Asari Dokubo, after listening to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s broadcast yesterday night had a sleepless night and hurriedly made a post filled with insults.
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu yesterday took a swipe on Ndị Igbo living in USA, Igbo Elders and historically proved to millions of his listeners that Niger Delta and South South is all slave names given to us by the caliphate to divide us. He proved that as of far back as in 1800s, we have been described as Biafrans by even the white themselves. I urge people to get a reply of that broadcast and get educated.
Mr Asari Dokubo didn’t take this truth easy. He rushed to drop insults on the person of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. I was reading to see exactly where Asari will at least give us facts why South South or Niger Delta is our identity, but nothing as such was put down.
In his bid to cause division Asari Dokubo told another obvious lie. He said that Ojukwu didn’t consult them in the so called Niger Delta. That Odumegwu Ojukwu annexed them into Biafra, reason they lost about 4 million people. This is a lie. The Eastern Consultative Forum has representatives from every part of Eastern Nigeria. Both from Ijaw, Efik and Igbo land. All these people were all involved in declaration of Biafra in 1967. History is sacred and we will never allow people to lie about it.
I truly don’t know what is wrong with some of us about CONSULTATION. Why should you be consulted before you can seek for your own freedom? Why? Are we to consult you with palm wine before you can agree to fight for your freedom.
Personally, I don’t see Asari Dokubo as a Freedom Fighter. Asari Dokubo fought for the right of his people to their Resources in Nigeria. Asari failed in that project, but not without enriching himself. Asari Dokubo stooped so low to take up a contract from the Fulani to become a Pipeline Guard for the slave masters. Imagine the owner of oil agreeing to guard the pipeline for those living in the Sahara Desert. Yes, I know it enriched him, but what of the people he claimed to be fighting for?
If Asari is a freedom fighter, he will never make a joke about Python Dance. If Asari is pushing for the freedom of Ijaw people from Nigeria, believe me he won’t be a free man. He will either be in the grave, in prison or in exile.
But what can I say about a man who have enriched himself out of the suffering of his own people. Top Militants in the so called Niger Delta all became very rich, leaving a sea of people poor and impoverished. What did Asari’s militancy achieved, that makes him always mock us with python Dance? Today, all of them directly or indirectly works for the politicians in keeping their people down.
The truth is that MNK is right about South South and Niger Delta being a tall insult to us all. We understand that most of you are already in love with this slave name, but it won’t stop us from saying the truth. South South is an unwanted division of the Eastern Nigeria. Something the caliphate did to divide us further. It is funny to see Imo State in South East and Calabar in South South. Pick the so called Nigeria map today and take a look yourself and see the foolishness of the caliphate and those who glory in these names.
Mr Asari Dokubo, I don’t think you truly want the freedom of Ijaw people. Because if you do, you will accept the fact that South South is a misnomer and non existent anywhere in the world. You will understand that Niger Delta takes away our identity, divides us and make us too porous for attack by the Fulani herdsmen and nothing else. You would have not taken your University to Benin Republic, leaving our lands barren.
Asari Dokubo is still in love with the mess that made him rich. That mess is Nigeria.
Elochukwu Ohagi, Philosopher, Teacher and Activist