By SIMON EBEGBULEM
BENIN CITY— FORMER President of Ijaw Youth Council, IYC and leader of Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, NDPVF, Alhaji Asari Dokubo, has expressed optimism that President Goodluck Jonathan will not be involved in any plot to rig the forthcoming governorship election in Edo State.
Alhaji Dokubo, who also reacted to the threat by Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo State to sue him over his earlier warning against rigging in the forthcoming poll in the state by PDP, dared the party to take him to court, saying “if it were in a decent society, will PDP in Edo State sponsor a candidate for governorship after they destroyed the state for ten years. Oshiomhole is not even supposed to campaign because of what he has achieved.
He said: “I am a supporter of Goodluck Jonathan and I know he cannot do such a thing. However, some people change when they get into office. But it is not to the advantage of Goodluck to rig the election in Edo State for PDP because it will cause a serious problem in his base, if he allows the unity that was there before his election to be eroded due to pressure from some few cabal.
“Our people did not protest during the fuel subsidy removal because we are aware that some people said, if they don’t produce the president, they will make the state ungovernable for Jonathan and they had been doing that. We did that because Jonathan is our own. And if Jonathan now decides to support those who want to steal the mandate Edo people will freely give to Oshiomhole, then I think people like us will start to question our support for Goodluck Jonathan.”