Asari Dokubo, leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Force (NDPSF), has attacked Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, saying the governor is not a true Christian for demolishing the Trans-Amadi Central Mosque.
Dokubo, who said his response to the matter was coming late because he had been indisposed for about eight days, said the governor was simply attacking Muslims in the state. He said he was taking out his hatred for the religion on harmless Muslims in the state.
“We legally acquired the land for the mosque like other groups there. we acquired it from Dr Sotonye Amadi; a christian group acquired part of that land and they have built their churches, why did you and your brother, Rotimi Amaechi single out our mosque to demolish and to prevent us from building?
“The person who acquired the land for the mosque is an Ijaw man, an Okrika, Ijaw man. This land was acquired legally. Why is this mosque a problem to you?
“Rivers State members are active members of that mosque. What offence have we committed against our motherland that you will dictate to us what religion to follow. There are some of you that are Ogboni members; has Ogboni any relationship with Rivers state? you used our money to build a Christian interdenominational centre.
“There is nothing you can do to stop us from being Muslims. You take our money to sponsor Tambuwal. You say you are the governor of all Rivers people; you should examine yourself. You take on weak opponents, but bow before the enemy.
“We are Rivers Muslims. There is nothing you can do about it. You will look at us and get a heart-attack. In the next three years you will be out of government house.
“And people are praising you because you said Rivers State is a Christian state. It will never be a Christian state. You’re not even a Christian. I don’t know which of you is a Christian,” he said.
Posted by Cibi Dabo on Saturday, 31 August 2019