ASARI DOKUBO BLASTS ATEKE TOM: “ATEKE HAVE NO AUTHORITY TO SPEAK FOR RIVERS PEOPLE”.
Portharcourt – Following the interview granted by chief Mujahid Asari Dokubo to Ibeh Gift Amarachi,Blessed Orji and Oyekachi Chima of FAMILY WRITERS the former Ijaw Youth Council President and founder of the defunct Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force ( NDPVF)blasted Ateke Tom the leader of the Niger Delta Vigilante, an ethnic Ijaw militia in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, over his recent comment against Biafrans by asking Biafrans to stay away from Rivers State, as Rivers State is not part of Biafra. When asked how he feels over the recent comment of Ateke Tom against Biafra? He flamed up and spoke with authority “Ateke cannot speak for Rivers people. Who is he to do that? He does not have such authority to speak for Rivers people.
It is total delusion, In fact Ateke Tom does not know what he is talking about. The benefit of Rivers State lies with a new political construction of this part of the World. How has Okrika developed? What is the benefit that has approached Okrika from Nigeria or from Rivers State? What is the benefit that people of Kalabari have gotten from Nigeria, that we should perpetually remain in this darkness and shame called Nigeria? NO WAY. Ateke Tom is not speaking for anybody, perhaps he is speaking for himself and I doubt he is speaking for himself. The truth is that, he does not understand what he is saying.
He wants to accolade the thought, opinion and well being of Rivers People to himself, who is he to do so? What a delusional statement, by Ateke Tom. Rivers State is part of Biafra and that is the Truth. Ateke’s deceiving comments or that of anyone else, can never change that fact and truth. Rivers State is part of the Old Eastern Nigeria and any State that emerged from Old Eastern region is a Biafra State. Ateke Tom should stop deceiving the gullible minded and trend on the path of the Truth.