FG Downplays Declaration Of Biafra Govt., Calls Asari Dokubo ‘A Joker Seeking Attention.’
The Federal Government has described the reported formation of the “Biafra Customary Government” by Asari Dokubo as a “theatre of the absurd by a joker seeking attention’’.
Dokubo, leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Force, had declared the formation of the purported government on Sunday and also named those who would serve as leaders in the government alongside himself.
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He added that they would proceed to set up provincial structures for the new government.
Speaking on the development in Lagos on Monday, Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, said the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari will not be distracted by the absurdity of such actions.
“I am sure you have heard of the theatre of the absurd; that is the best way I can describe it,” Mohammed said.
“If Asari Dokubo wants to form and run a phantom government, I think he is free to do so. This administration will not be distracted because we still have a lot to do.
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“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.”
Recall that Dokubo through Uche Mefor, head of information and communications of Biafra Customary Government, BCG, said “we as people have resolved that as Biafra, it’s time for us to take our destiny in our hands and bring freedom to ourselves and our children and the generation of Biafrans yet unborn,” he said.
“I hesitate a little but I thank God that it’s time for us to do our duty and our service to motherland, I have accepted this role. I have dedicated my life a hundred percent to play this role.
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“My first act today in taking this position is to name those who would be on the driver’s seat to navigate through this period of a tempest, this period of uncertainty with me.
“I want to call on our brother, George Onyibe to come on board to join as the secretary of the defacto customary government of the State of Biafra. He will take care of the administrative, day-to-day administration of the Biafra State.
“I also call on our brother Emeka Emeka Esiri to take care of the legal needs of this nascent government.
“My brothers and sisters, the four of us will kick start the process, others will come on board. We want volunteers who are committed, we want volunteers because there is nothing anymore. We are the people who have volunteered to salvage ourselves and the rest of us.
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“I also call on Biafrans in the various province of the Biafra nations in Aba, Abakiliki, Anang, Awka, Calabar, Degema, Eket, Nsuka, Ogoja, Oji River, Okigwe, Onitsha, Opobo, Orlu, Owerri, Port Harcourt, Umuahia, Uyo, and Yenegoa province.
“We are going to proceed to set up provincial structures of government starting with provincial assemblies and provincial governance and administrators.”
Dokubo also noted that although the new Biafran government would not go to war, it would not be stopped.
“Nobody can stop us. Nobody can blockade us as they did in the first war. We’re not going to fight any war with anybody, we’re walking to freedom,” he said.
“We will not shoot any gun with them, they will prepare their weapon but they will have nobody to kill with their weapon.”
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