A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the South-East, Osita Okechukwu has described comments credited to the leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Mujahhid Asaari Dokubo, alleging that former Head of state, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari masterminded the assassination attempt on his life, as “the height of recklessness and sheer irresponsibility.”
Okechukwu who is also the APC spokesman from the South-East, in a statement issued on Monday, said even the enemies of the former military Head of state vouch for his integrity, patriotism, uncommon sincerity of purpose and transparency.
“One can understand that Asari-Dokubo is one of the beneficiaries of the present administration, which made it possible for him to own a university,” he said.
“However one is at a loss why the hate monger now posses more information on state matters than President Goodluck Jonathan, the C-in-C, who toed different line when he said those who planned the attacks are clearly sons of devil.
“From all indications, Asari-Dokubo’s diatribe is a betrayal of his phobia that the possible candidature of General Buahri in the 2015 presidential election may put an end to the slush fund accruing to him.”
Okechukwu while describing the NDPVF leader as an ethnic jingoist, who preaches hate, wondered if the late civil war hero, Mohammed Shuwa, Emir of Gwoza and other uncountable Nigerians who were mowed down by the Boko Haram sect also masterminded their deaths.
He urged the security agencies to interrogate Aari-Dokubo to enable him provide more information on his claim that Buhari masterminded the assassination attempt.
“It is now self evident that Asari-Dokubo is privy to critical state security information on the Kaduna mayhem; therefore one calls on security agents to interrogate him forthwith. In sum, it is high time the blame game stops,” he said.
Peoples Daily recall that the convoy of Gen Buhari, was attacked with a bomb last Wednesday in the Kawo area of Kaduna metropolis. Although he escaped unhurt, two of his aides were injured while scores were killed.