The Leader of the defunct Niger Delta Volunteers Force, Alhaji Mujahid Asari-Dokubo has declared that the Australian negotiator, Stephen Davis is acting a script written by former Olusegun President Obasanjo by his recent disclosure on the sponsors of Boko Haram.
In a recent interview in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital, Asari stated that.
“Davis is Obasanjo’s friend. Obasanjo brought him to Nigeria and he is playing Obasanjo‘s script. He is playing Obasanjo’s agenda. Whoever intro¬duced him to the government should have done a background check on him,”
He insisted that Davis was being economical with the truth.
His words: “I know Stephen Davis very well. I know him to his family. I think he is economical with the truth. As somebody I know, I was disappointed. I was the first person Stephen Davis negotiated with. I am totally disappointed in the politics he is playing. He negotiated with me when I was in the creek on behalf of the European Embassies in Nigeria. He negotiated with me to cease fire and come out to meet with the then President Olusegun Obasanjo. He negotiated with me without paying anything. We only agreed because we thought Obasanjo would be sincere, but it did not happen. How can he say opposition is sponsoring Boko Haram and then the first name he would mention is Azubuike Ihejirika. When did Ihejirika start to sponsor Boko Haram, was it when it was formed in 2002 when he was never Chief of Army Staff or when their leader Mohammed Yusuf was extra-judicially murdered in 2009; when did he start sponsoring if not that someone is playing politics. When you bring pepper soup joint talk to national issues, it is sad. He has diminished himself as an International negotiator. I hold him in very high regard but I am disappointed. He said former governor Ali Modu Sheriff is sponsoring Boko Haram, and I ask, when? Was it when they accused him of allegedly murdering Yusuf’s father-in law who was his former Commissioner? Lest we forget, one of the demands of Boko Haram in 2009 was that Sheriff should be put on trial, so when did he start the sponsorship? Now, all of a sudden, Sherrif who was a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) was not a sponsor of Boko Haram until he defected to the PDP. Now, APC are now shouting. So, when they were hobnobbing with him he was not a Boko Haram sponsor until now? APC is evil and they are hiding the truth from people. As far as I am concerned, my friend Stephen Davis has totally reduced himself. All his comments are pepper soup joint talk. He did not name other members of the opposition but mentioned Ihejirika. The same Ihejirika, El Rufai and others said should be taken to International Court for War Crimes, now he said he is a sponsor of Boko Haram. Davis is Obasanjo’s friend. Obasanjo brought him to Nigeria and he is playing Obasanjo‘s script. He is playing Obasanjo’s agenda. Whoever introduced him to the government should have done a background check on him”.
On Chibok girls, he reiterated his comment that Boko Haram did not kidnap any teenage girl.
“Just like I read that the #BringBackGoodluck Jonathan signpost should be removed. Why is the government pretending that some girls are missing? No girls are missing. They should not play politics with this thing. Nobody is missing. It is a scam. There is nothing like that; I still want to believe. There was no time girls were kidnapped”.
Reminded that even the international community were helping out in the search of the girls, Dokubo said that notwithstanding, he maintains his position.
“Which international community? The international community that went to Iraq and said there were weapons of mass destruction, till today, they have not seen any. The International community that went to Libya to kill Ghadaffi and today have totally destroyed Libya.Which International community are you talking about; the international community with vested interests? They came since with goggle map and co, so why have they not located the girls? It is a disgrace. Why have American soldiers not rescue the girls?”