By Paul Chidi Wosu,
President, Ikwerre Youths Consensus
That the Federal Government refused to press charges for the mass murder, violence, kidnapping, oil bunkering and arson that Asari Dokubu was notorious for, is not a yardstick for him to insult the sensibilities of Rivers people.
We know that Asari Dokubu and his sponsors have no shame, but what the Amanyanabo of Kalabari, King T. Princewill and Disgraced Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson did was illegal and disgraceful. No amount of shouting and insults will change this truth.
Disgraced Bayelsa state Governor, Seriake Dickson in company of several wanted militants were in Buguma on 3rd April, 2019 to plot on how they will destabilise Rivers State and ensure that INEC did not declare Nyerishi winner of the election.
Seriake Dickson, working with several APC Leaders in Asari-Toru and Akuku-Toru LGAs sponsored many protests, calling on INEC to declare unknown Awara Biokpomabo of AAC, the Governor of Rivers State.
That ugly meeting that Seriake Dickson convened with the Amanyanabo of Kalabari in attendance was the height of their plot to steal that mandate of the good people of Rivers State. That meeting mobilised women and groups that marched on the streets of Port Harcourt to derail the Collation of Results. Most of the protesters were Bayelsa Women and militants.
So, Militant Asari Dokubu wants Wike to be scared of telling the truth and seeking closure for the worst treacherous behaviour by a monarch against Rivers voters.
Wike is a man of peace and conscience. He brought the matter before Kalabari Chiefs and Leaders, because he wants them to prevail on the Amanyanabo to behave in a manner that will uplift his office. It is a disgrace that a traditional ruler in Rivers State will be at a meeting to discuss on how to cheat Rivers voters.
Dickson spent billions between 2014 and 2019 in his struggle to defeat Wike on the claim that he is fighting Ijaw cause. In 2014, Dickson sponsored MAJOR Lancelot Anyanya (rtd) and Take other PDP Aspirants against Wike. Anyanya later became Special Adviser to Dickson in Bayelsa State after he lost the primary.
Asari Dokubu is to intellectually incapacitated to understand that a visiting Governor by Protocol needs to inform his colleague that he is entering his territory. It is also for this reason that Presidents tell their host before they visit. But Amanyanabo of Kalabari and Dickson were plotting to steal the mandate of Rivers people, so they decided not to inform Wike.
The meeting where Wike complained about the illegal activities of the Amayanabo of Kalabari took place simply because the Amayanabo of Kalabari and Dickson failed woefully in their plot to install Awara. Had they succeeded on April 3, 2019 to install Awara, Wike would have been Former Rivers State Governor by now.
Amayanabo of Kalabari should thank Wike for giving him this lifeline to repent and be of God behaviour. That his son, Tonye Princewill is a director in the APC Campaign Organization, was not enough reason for the Amanyanabo of Kalabari to throw caution to the wind and engage in political manoeuvres.
If the Amanyanabo of Kalabari and his political supporters want respect, they should respect the office of the Governor of Rivers State and the official holder of that office. By law, the Governor of Rivers State is EMPOWERED to discipline or withdraw Recognition from any erring Traditional Ruler, even when the stool dates back to the days of Nebuchadnezzar.
It is out of respect that Wike presented the crime of the Amayanabo of Kalabari to his people. In Kano State, Ganduje has no such respect as he went ahead to divide the old emirate into five. Kano Emirate is 700 years old.
It is disgraceful that the Amanyanabo of Kalabari and his associates in APC hired a violent criminal, who hides under the canopy of amnesty to voice nonsense and insult the Ikwerre people and the PRESENT leader of Rivers State.
Asari Dokubu insults the Governor of Rivers State, an Ikwerre man on behalf of the Amayanabo of Kalabari. But those who insult the Ikwerre forget that Ikwerre people and their leaders are benevolent to Kalabari people. Out of the 200 thousand Kalabari people in the three LGAs, more than 80 percent of Kalabari population. These people who paid Asari Dokubu to insult Wike are living in Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas .
Rivers people voted for Wike, despite the plot by the Amanyanabo of Kalabari, Dickson and the Nigerian Army to steal the mandate. Nobody should be deceived by the AGBERO shouts of Asari Dokubu. We know the truth. The Amanyanabo of Kalabari and his associates of APC should keep quiet.
If Amanyanabo of Kalabari and his associates of APC think that they are above the Rivers State Governor and his office, WHY DID HE SUBMIT HIMSELF to the Recognition from the State Government. He would have gone to his native Bayelsa to receive the Certificate of Recognition.
The truth is that the Amanyanabo of Kalabari and any other Traditional Ruler in Rivers State is under the control of the State Government under the leadership of Wike .
The power to recognise and dethrone a Traditional Ruler is Strictly at the Pleasure of the Governor. It is so in Rivers State and all the other 35 States of the country. This power cannot be changed by an AGBERO like Asari Dokubu and his sponsors.
If the Amanyanabo of Kalabari continues to work for APC to steal the mandate of Rivers people freely given, the Governor should exercise his powers. Once a man engages in illegality, he loses all respect.
Ikwerre Youths Consensus supports the statesmanship of the Rivers State Governor who spared an erring Traditional Ruler and asked his people to advise him to be of good behaviour. Instead of thanking the Governor, the Amanyanabo of Kalabari and his associates are sponsoring Agberos to insult the Governor .
Dickson wont tolerate such in his state. It was Dickson that used thugs to beat Annkio Briggs. It was Dickson that used thugs to burn a Radio Station for criticising him. In Bayelsa, only thugs and militants ran Supreme.
To sponsor Asari Dokubu to insult the Governor for telling the truth is one of the reasons why militants are in Control in some communities. Asari is a school dropout. Even the money he got from Oil Bunkering has been invested in Benin Republic. In Kalabari, he only has boys that unleash mayhem.
Ikwerre Youths Consensus will stand up to the minority folks that they have mobilised. With over 55 percent of Rivers population, no militant can demean Ikwerre. No militant can demean Wike. Let alone an Agbero who couldn’t pass examination .