An elder statesman and Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has again spoken on why Nigeria needs to be restructured. Clark indicted the APC leader Bola Tinubu of avoiding addresses on restructuring because of his interest in the 2023 presidency.
The Ijaw leader also called on President Buhari to take appropriate way to apply the report of the Nasir El- Rufai committee on restructuring
FCT, Abuja- Chief Edwin Clark, an Ijaw national leader, has indicted Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), of being afraid to speak on the agitation for Nigeria’ s restructuring.
Ijaw national leader, Edwin Clark, claims APC leader Bola Tinubu is afraid of speaking on restructuring because of his 2023 ambition. Photo credit Tinubu Support Group- TSG
Legit. ng gathers that the elder statesman indicted the former Lagos state governor of keeping quiet on the issue because of his 2023 presidential ambition.
” The Tinubu who brought restructuring to the fiat of APC haven’ t spoken because they sweat that if they do, they won’ t be allowed to dispute for the administration of the country, come 2023. ”
Though numerous of his associates and political proteges have started campaigning for him, Tinubu has not officially declared intentions to vie for the 2023 administration.
Nigerians want restructuring
Speaking further, Clark said numerous Nigerians want the country to be restructured to douse the civil agitations.
The Ijaw leader also said Nigerians are ready to accept the perpetration of the 2014 National Conference or the APC’ s El- Rufai Committee Report.
He challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to convene a meeting of representatives of Nigeria to meditate on the report submitted by the El- Rufai committee on restructuring, Vanguard also reported.
Further calls for Nigeria’ s restructuring
Meanwhile, a former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Bode George has declared that restructuring is the only way to save Nigeria.
Chief George, in a statement seen by Legit. ng, said restructuring will help the violent dissolution of the Nigerian reality.
He added that it’ ll be wrong and indeed pessimistic for anyone to pretend that the present Nigerian structure is smooth and without excrescencies.
Meanwhile, Legit. ng preliminarily reported that President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, June 3 said he’ d not vacillate to give assent to any emendations to the 1999 Constitution on restructuring.
He made the comment when the public superintendent of the Ijaw National Congress (INC), led by Professor Benjamin Okaba, visited him at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.