Rivers elders, youths disown Dokubo’s Biafra

Kinsmen of the Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, elders
and youths from the Niger Delta have distanced themselves
from the declaration of Biafra by ex-agitator Alhaji Asari
Dokubo.
The Federal Government described Dokubo’s formation of
Biafra Customary Government as a “theatre of the absurd by
a joker seeking attention’’.
Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on the
development in Lagos yesterday, Minister of Information
and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed said President
Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will not be distracted
by the absurdity.
“I am sure you have heard of the theatre of the absurd, that
is the best way I can describe it. If Asari Dokubo wants to
form and run a fathom government, I think he is free to do
so.
“This administration will not be distracted because we still
have a lot to do. We are not ready to give any attention or
time to a joker like Dokubo who is just looking for attention.
“We will just take it as one of these entertainment things.
The beauty about Nigeria is that it is never a dull country,
you must have one thing or the other to entertain you,’’ he
said.
The kinsmen of Wike under the auspices of the Ikwerre
Peoples Congress (IPC) said Asari’s proclamation was an
abuse of his fundamental human rights, describing his
inclusion of Ikwere and the Niger Delta as part of Biafra as
vexatious.

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