Ex-militant and leader of the defunct Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force, Mujahid Asari Dokubo, said in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, that the Boko Haram sect is a political movement “set up to intimidate Christians in the North against voting for President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 general election”.
Dokubo, who made this known at the fourth edition of the South-South Youth Leaders and Elders Interactive Forum, said “the key task of Boko Haram is to instil fear in Christian communities in the northern part of the country not to participate in the next general election”.
He, therefore, called on Jonathan to seek re-election, assuring that Boko Haram had nothing to do with Islam.
“All they want is political power; Boko Haram has nothing to do with Islam. Boko Haram is a political movement to foist leadership on Nigeria. They want to weaken northern Christians not to vote for Jonathan in 2015. They are chasing all the Christians in the North from their communities”, he said.
Dokubo advised President Jonathan to be vigilant, adding that some of those around him were fronts for his political opponents.