Founder of the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, says his greatest regret in life was associating with Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
He said he is a Biafran who identifies with the Biafran struggle but Kanu has derailed the cause.
According to him, Kanu is not in any struggle for the restoration of Biafra republic, calling on Ndigbo not to allow themselves to be fooled by him.
“It gives me regret that in my life, I ever associated with a person called Nnamdi Kanu. That when he was in crisis, I came out to defend him. In fact, my greatest regret is associating with Nnamdi Kanu. I can’t make peace with somebody like him. It’s a foreclosed issue because he has nothing to offer other than to derail our struggle,” Vanguard quoted Dokubo to have said on Sunday.
“With Nnamdi Kanu, there’s no hope for Biafra. Those of us who get close to him know he’s not fighting for any Biafra. Nnamdi Kanu is just one individual in Biafra, so, we shouldn’t make him important, he’s not. He’s just like everyone one of us.
“He’s not in any struggle. Whatever spell he has cast on the Igbo will be removed very soon and their eyes will open. When he was in trouble, all of us came out to defend him because an injury to one is an injury to all. We risked our lives by speaking in support of him, for him to be released from prison and for him not to be killed.
“Now, he sees those of us who fought on his behalf for his freedom as his followers. Some of us regret ever lending our voice. We would have left him to rot in jail because he’s caused more harm to Biafra struggle than anyone else.”
Dokubo said that evidence of Kanu’s transgressions were available in his broadcasts on Radio Biafra.
He said that this included his penchant for insulting every Igbo man or non-Igbo man that disagrees with him.
“He’s attacking Ralph Uwazuruike and Nnia Nwodo (Ohanaeze leader). Now, he’s attacking Pa Edwin Clark who’s not a Biafran. Biafra is the former Eastern Region. Pa Clark has never been an Easterner but from the Western Region to Mid-Western Region. So he’s gone outside the Igbo to abuse Pa Clark, Isaac Boro, Ken Saro-Wiwa.
“How can you bring unity to the people by abusing and attacking their leaders? Is Biafra struggle an Igbo struggle? He’s making it an Igbo struggle. The Biafra Nnamdi Kanu is pursuing will be worse than Southern Sudan if he wants to promote Igbo hegemony over and above Ijaw hegemony, Ibibio hegemony, and so on.
“He’s power-drunk. We are not even done with the struggle, he’s assumed the position of leadership, calling himself the supreme leader,” Dokubo said.