In­sur­gency, ploy to dis­en­fran­chise north­ern Chris­tians - Dokubo

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Vic­tor Edozie, Port Har­court

Leader of Niger Delta Vol­un­teer Force, Mu­jahid Asari Dokubo, said in Port Har­court 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 spoke 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 called on Pres­i­dent Jonathan to run for a sec­ond term, say­ing 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.

He ad­vised Pres­i­dent Jonathan to be vig­i­lant, adding that some of those around him were fronts for his po­lit­i­cal op­po­nents.

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