Dokubo was quoted as saying, “The President has allowed himself to be imprisoned by some greedy individuals. His goodwill will soon go and that will affect his second term chances.”
Is it the case of a Leopard that never changes its spot? If the former militant’s recent words are anything to go by, Jonathan’s second term ambition is a done deal because as far as he is concerned, Niger-Delta militants will take up arms again and throw the country into chaos if their kinsman is not re-elected for a second term in 2015.
Addressing a news conference in Abuja at the weekend, Dokubo, who led an arms struggle against the Federal Government for years in the past, said the relative peace reigning in the region at present is because Jonathan is president and that chaos will return if he is denied re-election.
“The day Goodluck is no longer the President all of us who are on sabbatical will come back. There will be no peace not only in the Niger Delta but everywhere. If they say it is an empty boast let them wait and see,” said Dokubo.
Dokubo castigated certain regions of the country for claiming the right to the highest office in the land as their birth price just as he slammed previous administrations for their failure to improve the lot of Nigerians while they held sway.
He said Jonathan has performed better than previous governments, and that he is holding the post of president for the Niger Delta region which should have an uninterrupted eight years before power would shift to another zone.