BY LEVINUS NWABUGHIOGU
Leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF) and former President of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari has dissociated himself from the calls by some ex-militants to sack the Special Adviser to the President on the Niger Delta Amnesty Programme, Mr. Kingsley Kuku.
Asari, who made the denial from Saudi Arabia where he went to perform this year’s hajj, warned that his name should not dragged into issues that do not concern him for peoples selfish interests.
Speaking in a telephone conference call with some journalists in Abuja yesterday, the Ijaw Warlord said that he had no reason to call for the removal of Kuku since he did not believe or partake in the federal government amnesty programme for the ex- militants in the oil-rich Niger Delta region.
He said: “It has come to my notice that some people are dragging me name into publication were some persons called for the removal of Special Adviser to the President in the Niger Delta Amnesty Programme, Mr. Kingsley Kuku.
”I have no business whatsoever with who is paid as a militant or not. I cannot criticize Kingsley Kuku base on payment of militants since my position on amnesty for militants is very clear. I don’t believe that a set of people should be singled out to be paid when the struggle is for the collective interest of the people of Niger Delta”.