BY CHIDI NKWOPARA, OWERRI.
Ex-militant leader, Alhaji Asari Dokubo, has described the recent 2015 general elections as “the most rigged election Nigeria has ever experienced, as it was not free and fair”.
Alhaji Dokubo made his stand known Sunday, during a chat with the media in Owerri, also explained that he was in Imo to be part of the Biafra Day celebration with his Biafran brothers and sisters.
“The figures were self evident. The figures clearly showed the manipulations. The elections were not free and fair. Also, the stage was set to manipulate the elections”, Dokubo said.
He recalled that Boko Haram came into being after the leaders from the Northern section of the country, mostly the Northern Muslims, made the statement that they would make the polity unstable, ungovernable and crisis laden for Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, who was duly elected by the people of Nigeria.
He recalled that within the four years that Dr. Jonathan was the democratically elected President, they made it unbearable for him.
He equally recalled that the National Assembly rejected e-voting and when the card readers came, some of us shouted at the roof tops, saying that the gadget were unknown to the Constitution and Electoral Laws of Nigeria.
“Our brother Goodluck Jonathan refused to listen to us. To him, the life of any Nigerian was not worth his election or ambition. For us, that was an abdication of his duties as President because we were also involved in the elections and we wanted a free and fair elections”, Dokubo said.
Answering a question, the former IYC leader said that on the day of the general election, Dr. Jonathan was roundly humiliated, stressing that four card readers were brought as he stood waiting and all of them rejected him.
“That was the time Dr. Jonathan ought to have taken action and stopped the fraud that INEC called an election. He did not do it. It was in the middle of a crucial match that the referee, Professor Attahiru Jega , who is from the same place with Muhammadu Buhari, issued a statement that if card readers cannot confirm your finger prints, then you can go on and vote”, Dokubo fumed.