Ijaw Votes Only Can’t Make Jonathan President – Tinubu Tells Dokubo-Asari, Kuku

bola_tinubuFormer Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has warned loyalists and aides of President Goodluck Jonathan against taking the unity of Nigeria for granted and heating up the polity by their comments.

The Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, national leader spoke as the guest of honour at the presentation of Lest I Forget: Memoirs of a Nigerian Career Diplomat, written by Amb Oladapo Fafowora.

He also reminded such persons that Jonathan was elected to office of President by the collective votes of different ethnic groups and not by anyone single ethnic group.

Tinubu was speaking on the backdrop of recent comments attributed to the President’s Special Adviser on Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Kingsley Kuku, and Leader, Niger Delta Peoples Volunteers Force, Alhaji Mujaheed Dokubo-Asari, who warned of war if Jonathan is not allowed to complete a second term of four years.

However, the frontline opposition figure who was represented at the event by ACN National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said:

“It is said that evil triumphs when good men do nothing. It is therefore incumbent on all our acknowledged good men to speak out against these ethnic jingoists, or those that the Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka will call lickspittle.”

He added, “To the best of my knowledge, President Goodluck Jonathan was elected by Nigerians of different ethnic groups. And no one single ethnic group, whether minority or majority, can single-handedly elect a President. No ethnic warlord or groveling aide can single-handedly elect a President.

“There is strength in our unity. Let us guard it jealously. Let us work hard to keep our country united. Above all, let us not take our unity for granted.”

Tinubu described Fafowora as a committed patriot, who “left the service not in the best of circumstances”, noting that the book was “a rare enrichment of our essence as Nigerians, with our collective institutional memory”.


  1. United nigeria no doubt is good but what if. All agree to dis unite? Can sumbody really tell me wot will happen if all agree to allow this nation nigeria to disintegrate? After all USSR did it & many other great were born!

  2. To speak and to talk are 2 different tinz, d wise speaks and d fool talks.
    Tinubu speaks and Dokubo talks…

  3. Asari, if ijaw people are warriors or war morgans. Pls, use ur talent or advice ur bros GEJ, to put it in practise by stopping the various attack in the north and the country entirely. Atleast this will earn him some number of votes instead of you acting like Moh’d Ali, in a boxing ring.


  4. Asari Dokubo even if u do not make noise as much as this, it is very clear that GEJ will rule through PDP mamipulative skills again ,u are only threatening ur people not us because we here in the west are always ready for anything ,So go & rest & shut ur trap,Tinubu self wey dey hungry for power should go & wait till 2025

  5. When the elders speak the wiseones listen. but when the foolish ones speak they receive applauds ftom the foolish ones. Asari and kingsley has never fought a War so there are just toothless bulldogs. Asiwaju is a wiseman and a leader.

  6. Tinubu is just an incompetent Yoruba leader. Infact, he lacks what it takes to analyse situations like this, his interest here is clear. He’s a self aggrandised fellow who wants power to be in the hands of people he will benefit from, rather than a credible Nigerian. However, I wish to use this medium to broadly contact the understanding of some parochial Nigerians who may support dirty judgements of this old power seeking man, especially because he’s from their region. you are only inviting enemity, and guess what? The North will only use you to get what they want, cos they know you don’t av words of your own and will always follow wat appears as d bandwagon. Pls! Think 4 yourselves


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