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Arrest Asari-Dokubo Now If He Is Not Not Above The Law APC Tells SSS

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as reckless,  irresponsible and totally condemnable the threat by Mujahedeen  Asari-Dokubo to levy war against Nigeria even if President Goodluck  Jonathan is defeated even in a free and fair election in 2015.
In a statement  issued in Abuja on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji  Lai Mohammed, the party said despite the attacks by oil militants in the Niger Delta and the ongoing insurgency by Boko Haram in some parts of  the north, Nigeria has not witnessed a clearer and louder call to war  than Asari-Dokubo’s senseless vituperation since the country’s civil war ended in 1970.

It said  Nigerians are waiting to see what the SSS, which recently detained for  many hours the APC’s Deputy National Secretary Nasir El-Rufai over his  warning against election rigging in 2015, will do now that an ally of  President Jonathan has threatened the very existence of Nigeria,  by saying he and his fellow militants would cripple the economy of the  country not only in the creeks but also in Nigeria’s territorial waters.
”What on earth gave Asari-Dokubo the confidence to issue threats against a whole nation? If he doesn’t care about elections and  democracy, how else could his hero, President Jonathan, have come to  power? Does he know the meaning of anarchy? Does he think anyone, no  matter how big, is more important than his country or bigger than its  constitution?
”When he said  President Jonathan ‘must complete the mandatory  constitutionally-allowable two terms of eight years’ or the militants  will make Nigeria ungovernable, was he aware that even the North that  has become his favourite whipping boy did not complete its own eight  years before his kinsman became President?
”It is not  Asari-Dokubo’s fault. When we warned against the handing over of the  nation’s maritime security to a company owned by an ex-militant in  2012, many thought we were crying wolf where none existed. But the  threat by an ex-militant to ensure that no vessel will be allowed to  enter the nation’s territorial waters unless President Jonathan is  re-elected has shown the dangers inherent in such actions,” APC said
The party  wondered why President Jonathan, who said his ambition is not worth  anyone’s blood, has neither condemned nor call to order  his out-of-control kinsmen like Asari-Dokubo, who speak either on his  behalf or for his benefit.
It said  Asari-Dokubo has overstretched his luck by even trying to dictate to  political parties to field only South-South candidates for the  presidency in 2015, wondering what gave him the audacity to make such a  careless statement.
”We in the APC  will never be cowed by the senseless, emotional outburst of a man whose  sense of decency stretches the size of a coin. We make bold to say that  Nigeria will survive and thrive, whether or not some people want it. We  reiterate the truism that election is the bedrock of democracy, and that anointing of candidates – as Asari-Dokubo would want Nigeria’s  political parties to do – is the very antithesis of democracy,” the  party said.
It said the SSS must act immediately or be damned.
”There is no better test of the fairness, non-partisanship and professionalism of the SSS than this Asari-Dokubo’s threat to levy war on his own  country. If Asari-Dokubo is not above the laws of the land, he must be  hauled before the SSS, just like the service did to our Deputy National  Secretary, to explain his statement,”

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