*Calls for a referendum to be supervised by the UN *Backs Biafran agitation.

The former leader of defunct Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Front and Niger Del­ta Peoples Volunteer Force , Alhaji Mujahid Asari -Dokubo has said he would not condemned the activities of members of the Niger Delta Avengers as he said the Federal Government cannot afford to ignore the growing clamor for the renegotiation of the Nigerian Union.

Asari-Dokubo asserted that the only way to achieve lasting peace in the Niger Delta and all Biafra territo­ries is the convocation of a Sov­ereign National Conference (SNC) to come up with the resolution for a referendum supervised by the United Na­tions (UN).

The former militant ex­pressed his views on his Fa­cebook wall, where he de­nied any involvement in the planned negotiations be­tween the Federal Govern­ment, and the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA).

Asari-Dokubo said he will not condemn the NDA which has been blowing up oil installations in the Niger Delta and accused President Muhammadu Buhari of wag­ing a genocide war against the Ijaw people.

He alleged that President Buhari was paying lip ser­vice to the alleged negotia­tion with the militants.

Asari-Dokubo main­tained that he had not ap­pointed anybody to repre­sent him because he will never negotiate with gov­ernment on the issue.

On the government’s ne­gotiation with militants, Asa­ri-Dokubo said: “The pub­lic should note that I, Alhaji Mujahid Abubakar Dokubo-Asari, Alabo Edi Abali-Ab­ala Buruburu 1 of Kalabari has not entered, directed, appointed or delegated any person or group of persons to negotiate or enter into di­alogue with any President, Vice President, Governor, Minister, National Securi­ty Adviser, any committee or institution in furtherance of the Nigerian state’s pre­tension to the pursuance of peace in the occupied Ijaw, Niger Delta Region and the United States of Biafra(USB).

“I believe in the cause of the Ijaw Nation, Niger Delta Region and the United States of Biafra (USB).

“Therefore, anybody who has presented himself/herself claiming to be me or represent me in any man­ner of discussion, for any conference in furtherance of this pretentious negoti­ation or dialogue is a fraud and therefore should not be accorded any recognition as a person representing me, the Niger Delta Peoples Sal­vation Front and Niger Del­ta Peoples Volunteer Force,” he said.

He insisted that unless a Sovereign National Confer­ence is convoked on issues of Ijaw, Niger Delta region and Biafra territories and a ref­erendum monitored by the UN, peace will continue to elude the affected regions.

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