Former Niger Delta militant leader, Asari Dokubo, has slammed President Bola Tinubu for not carrying him in his government.
DAILY POST reports that Asari was one of the ardent supporters of Tinubu during the presidential election.
At one point, the former militant even organised a pro-Tinubu protest in Port Harcourt and issued threats to some ethnic groups in the country who he felt were not in support of Tinubu’s presidency.
Asari Dokubo was later seen at the Presidential Villa, where he was said to have visited President Tinubu after his victory in the presidential election.
However, the Presidency banned ex-militants from visiting the Presidential Villa after that visit following some alleged derogatory comments made by Asari while addressing the press after meeting Tinubu.
In a trending video on social media, Dokubo lamented that he and his followers have been abandoned after giving their support to the cause of Tinubu’s emergence as president.
He also accused the president of making one-sided appointments, just like former President Muhammadu Buhari, who, according to Asari, had core supporters, which Tinubu does not have.
“President Bola Tinubu is traveling on a very dangerous path. And if he doesn’t change, even we, who are his hardcore supporters, will not be able to stand with him.
“It’s up to you if you feel comfortable now. They tell you that you can do whatever you like. You can do worse than what Buhari did.
“Buhari did one-sided appointments, and you feel you can do your own one-sided appointments. You are not Buhari; know that.
“Buhari had a core followership, you do not have that sort of core followership. If there are core followers, we are your core followers.
“Those people who are now around, making decisions, making appointments, they were afraid to stand by you. If they were not afraid, they wouldn’t have contested for the House of Reps and so on.
“They actually believed you would not win the election. They were saying that a bird in hand is worth more than thousands in the bush.
“But we staked everything and stood by you. Today you brought them so that they laugh at us. They were afraid to offend people, but today they’re the masters.”
Watch video below:
Asari subtly thr€athens Tinubu… 🤣
My guys jungle don mature finally. DJ play me amapiano abeg, you dey whine! 🤪 pic.twitter.com/Ff8LQapBEX
— Bigwig Austin (@aai_austin) November 5, 2023