The All Progressive Congress (APC) has written the Presidency, Police and State Security Service over statements attributed to the
the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Mr. Mujahid
Dokubo-Asari, threatening to deal with the National Publicity Secretary
of APC, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
The letter signed by the National
Secretary of the party, Hon. Mai Mala Buni reads: “The attention of our
party has been drawn to comments made by the leader of the Niger Delta
Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Mr. Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, that included
a threat of violence against our National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji
“The threat, contained in an interview granted to
the online newspaper Premium Times by Mr. Asari Dokubo on Friday, Oct.
17th 2014, follows a press statement which was issued on behalf of the
party by Alhaji Lai Mohammed on Oct. 8th 2014, asking the Federal
Government to explain the reported presence of Mr. Asari Dokubo on the
plane that transported US$9.3 million cash to South Africa.
the interview, Mr. Asari Dokubo said while he would adopt a civilised
response to Mr. Mohammed by first suing the APC spokesperson for his
remarks,” adding that, Dokubo warned that should the courts fail to
deliver justice, he will resort to “self-help by using his hands and any
other means to deal with Mr. Mohammed”.
“We find this threat
totally abhorring, dangerous, unacceptable and uncivilised, and
therefore wish to request that you call Mr. Asari Dokubo to order and
invite him to explain what he means by his threat to resort to self
help. We have attached a copy of the said interview to this petition.
take the unwarranted threat very seriously, in view of the antecedents
of Mr. Asari Dokubo and his propensity to violence, and will definitely
hold him personally responsible if anything untoward happens to our
National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
“Since ours is a
country that operates under the rule of law rather than the laws of the
jungle, we believe anyone who is aggrieved over any issue should resort
to the courts to seek redress,” the statement read.