Kashim Shettima the governor of Borno State has replied Asari Dokubo who has been insisting that the abduction of Chibok girls was sham which was staged by the governor and his party, the APC, to destroy President Jonathan's administration.
In a statement on Monday by his spokesperson, Isa Gusau, Shettima described Niger Delta activist and ex-militant as a joker who no reasonable Nigerian takes serious, adding that he is too serious minded to give him audience.
“How can Governor Shettima reply a jester, how can he respond to such a play by Asari that falls far below the standard of Nollywood when he is busy working very hard with all relevant bodies finding ways on how to secure the freedom of his and Borno’s precious daughters in captivity?” Gasau said.
According to the statement, Asari changes tune all the time. He was said to be speaking against President Jonathan sometime last year and now he is for the President, while claiming that he is one of those creating negative impression about the presidency.
Gasau said he won't be surprised if by next week, Asari leads another rally in support of the Chibok girls as he uses the media for personal interest and some sort of blackmail.
"He is just a joke, no reasonable Nigerian takes him serious. He wants to be regarded as a hero but I tell you that no one sees him as such in the Niger Delta that I had covered. He is trying to force unwilling public to see him different from who he is but like a say goes, ‘you can fool some people all the time, you can fool all the people sometime but you cannot fool all the people all the time" Gasau added.
Gov Shettima's spokesperson said the Isaac Boro event which attracts a large crowd was dubiously used by Asari to push his agenda forward so that it would seem like seem like a support base for his isolated opinion.
In the governor's opinion, Asari must have assembled his immediate and extended family members who he gave placards that looked like a sort of Mickey Mouse scene in cartoon series, adding that one person wrote on all the placards as the writing seemed the same.
Gasau also warned the presidency to distance its self from Asari, saying the earlier he does this, the quicker Asari's childish views would stop and not do further damage to those he tries to please.