National Confab Won't Achieve Anything, Says Delta Delegate Prof Darah, Wants Nigeria Divided
…No, A United Nation Can Still Emerge, Says Joe-Odumakin
… N'Delta Militants May Go Back To The Creeks
SAN FRANCISCO, May 20, (THEWILL) â€' A delegate to the ongoing National Conference from Delta State, Prof Godwin Darah, declared on Sunday that it was time Nigeria is divided into parts as a country.
Prof Darah , who spoke at the Major Isaac Jasper Adaka Boro's Memorial Public Lecture and Awards Event in Ughelli, Delta State, noted that the current exercise in which delegates are paid heavily wouldn't achieve anything tangible that would reshape the country.
'Much may not be achieved with the ongoing National Conference in Abuja, it is better that Nigeria exit peacefully now.
'The arrogance and undue provocation from the unproductive North has reached an all high crescendo and this is totally unacceptable.
'A new Nation, probably a Southern Nigeria People Republic, may emerge from this Nigerian union as some of us can no longer sit down and watch our collective destinies being mortgaged again,' he declared.
According to him, 'The ongoing compromise at the National conference is monumentally inimical to the over all interest and good of the Niger Delta Region as well as the entire Southern Nigeria.
'It is very sad that the serious efforts at patching up of Nigeria seems to be in exercise in futility.
'We must bring an end to this Lugardian Union and its continued rape on the resources of the nation must never be allowed.'
In his contribution at the occasion, the chief host, Alhaji Mujahid Abubakar Dokubo Asari, said the Nigerian State remains not only a fraud but a forced union. He described 'the Gambari North' as a burden, a predator and a parasite which wants the South to be perpetually dominated.
He stated that it was time for the people of the Southern Nigeria and all ethnic nations in the Niger Delta to unite and forge a common front to take back their resources and sovereignty.
Asari-Dokubo, however, decried what he called the hypocritical posture and slavish mentality of many of the Niger Delta elites whom , according to him, despite so much learning and degrees are, 'often too willing to be profane as Esau, sell their birth rights and play the second fiddle while pretending to love Nigeria more than Lord Lugard who created it to serve the interest of the imperialist.'
He wondered why Niger Deltans elites prefer slavery and obsequious servitude when indeed the 'Gambari' will never do such when and where their interest is at stake or threatened.
According to him, Boko Haram remains a tool and a military operation by the Northern supremacist to reclaim power.
Asari-Dokubo, specifically said that the 'Chibok bring back our girls' campaign is a well written scam script beautifully performed by Governor of Borno State, Shettima, and his western conspirators . He however said this would only be believed by the gullible or those who deliberately play politics with the scam campaign.
He said the days of talking are gradually getting over and that soon the headlines of the newspapers will do the talking as returning to the creeks may be inevitable.
Dokubo Asari asserted that President Goodluck Jonathan's re-election was un-negotiable as not even a 'million Chibok scam campaign nor bombings' can intimidate the President to surrender and refuse to seek re election.
He said Jonathan's continued stay in office is a collective symbol of the nation's march to freedom from pre- imposed dominance by those he described as the 'Gambari supremacists'.
According to him, 'Attacks on Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is a challenge on our collective existence and survival which must be resisted by every necessary means.'
Also speaking at the occasion, the President, Women Arise and Campaign for Democracy, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, paid glowing tribute to Major Isaac Jasper Adaka Boro, saying Boro made painful sacrifices fighting to preserve Nigeria's unity, even having fought for the independence of the Niger Delta.
She however disagreed on the call for disintegration of the country, saying it was still a possibility for Nigeria to be a united and emerge as an indivisible nation.
She said as a Niger Deltan, she feels the pain of the region while expressing optimism that with more dialogue and constructive engagement, things will get better.
Odumakin who was recently honored by the First Lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama, and the Secretary of States, Mr. John Kerry, in the United States of America, however thanked Dokubo Asari for his relentless efforts at drawing global attention to the reality of the condition of the Niger Delta region.
In the same vein, daughter of the legendary martyr and symbol of the Niger Delta struggle, Esther Adaka Boro, stated that there were still many rivers to cross as it was not yet Uhuru for the people of Niger Delta.
She however expressed gratitude to Dokubo Asari and all those who have helped to keep alive the memory of her late father, Adaka Boro , who she said, fought the cause of social justice and the emancipation of the Niger Delta people.