Dokubo urges Tinubu, nat’l assembly to allow Igbos to secede from Nigeria
In a recent Instagram video that garnered significant attention, former Niger Delta militant Asari Dokubo called upon President Ahmed Tinubu and the National Assembly to support the secession of the Igbos from Nigeria a report by Peoples Gazette revealed.
Mr. Dokubo announced his intention to lead a march to the National Assembly with over a million signatories in favor of the Igbos’ bid for independence.
The video, recorded and shared by Koikimedia, has already received over 58,000 views.
This move comes after Mr. Dokubo’s visit to Mr. Tinubu in Abuja, during which he expressed his opposition to freeing Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), considering it a reward for criminal activities.
The demand for constitutional amendment
During his video message, Mr. Dokubo emphasized the need for a constitutional amendment to facilitate the smooth exit of the Igbos.
He stated that a referendum may not be necessary, proposing instead that the president meets with the National Assembly to seek a courageous sponsor for a bill supporting the constitutional amendment despite Article 2 of the constitution, which opposes secession.
Mr. Dokubo argued that allowing the Igbos to secede would act as a cleansing action for the entire country.
However, there has been no response from Senate President Godswill Akpabio or House of Representatives spokeswoman Khadija Abba regarding Mr. Dokubo’s call for Igbo secession.
Igbos as Aggressors and Victims
Mr. Dokubo controversially referred to the Igbos as the “real aggressors” who portray themselves as victims.
He claimed that if the Igbos were to secede, they would have the opportunity to make Nnamdi Kanu their “messiah.”
Furthermore, he warned that Nigeria would bear the brunt of the intense agitation for Biafra, as the Igbos leaving would result in restricted access to the southern corridor, affecting trade and economic activities.
Despite these consequences, Mr. Dokubo believed that letting the Igbos secede would be a significant favor to the global black community noting that should president Tinubu heed his counsel, he will become the best president in history.
Mr. Dokubo highlighted the potential impact of the Igbos’ secession on various markets in Nigeria. He mentioned the Alaba Market, computer market, and Ladipo Market, indicating that their absence would disrupt economic activities.
Additionally, he asserted that the Igbos would no longer have free passage through Ijaw territory and the coastline from Santababara to the new Calabar River.
Asari Dokubo’s call for the secession of the Igbos from Nigeria has sparked significant debate and interest across the country.
His video message, viewed by thousands, emphasizes the need for a constitutional amendment and the support of President Ahmed Tinubu and the National Assembly.
While his comments have received mixed reactions, with no official response from key political figures, the implications of secession on trade, infrastructure, and territorial considerations are crucial aspects to be considered.
As the discussions surrounding the future of Nigeria continue, the question of secession and its potential consequences remains at the forefront of the nation’s discourse.
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