Former Militant Leader Asari Dokubo Criticizes Rivers State Governor’s Assertion of a Christian Domain

Former Militant Leader Asari Dokubo Criticizes Rivers State Governor’s Assertion of a Christian Domain

…By Lola Smith for TDPel Media.

Former Niger Delta militant leader, Asari Dokubo, has strongly criticized the assertion made by Rivers State Governor, Siminialayi Fubara, that the state is a Christian domain.

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Governor Fubara had emphasized his commitment to governing the state based on Christian values during his inauguration ceremony, leading to a wave of reactions from Nigerians.

Asari Dokubo took to his Facebook page to express his disagreement with the governor’s statement, arguing that it contradicts the principles of inclusivity and religious freedom.

Critique of Governor Fubara’s Statement:

Asari Dokubo expressed his disapproval of Governor Fubara’s declaration, stating that the governor began his term on the wrong footing.

Dokubo contended that Fubara’s comment directly opposes the idea of inclusivity and religious freedom.

According to Dokubo, the governor lacks the authority to unilaterally proclaim Rivers State as a Christian state.

In light of this, Dokubo called on Governor Fubara to retract his statement, emphasizing that Rivers State is not and should never be classified as a Christian state.

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Conclusion:

Asari Dokubo’s response to Governor Fubara’s declaration of Rivers State as a Christian domain highlights the issue of inclusivity and religious freedom.

Dokubo argues that such a statement by the governor goes against the principles of a diverse and tolerant society.

He urges Governor Fubara to reconsider his position and retract the statement, emphasizing that Rivers State should not be exclusively identified with any particular religious affiliation.

The clash of opinions underscores the importance of respecting and preserving religious diversity in a democratic society.

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