Edwin Clark has endorsed Peter Obi to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari come 2023.
Newsonline reports that an Ijaw national leader and convener of PANDEF, Chief Edwin Clark, has endorsed the Labour Party (LP), presidential candidate, Peter Obi, for president.
Clark urged Nigerians, irrespective of ethnic, religious and political affiliation, to back Obi because he is the “best hope of a new Nigeria”.
The south-south leader said he has saddled himself with the responsibility of requesting PANDEF and all other groups he belongs to give their support to Obi.
The former Federal Commissioner for Information made the declaration on Tuesday while addressing journalists at his Asokoro Residence in Abuja today.
According to him, Obi will unite and restructure the country when given the opportunity.
He furthered that one who must be the next President of the country must be educated and experienced, just as he said that South East should be allowed to produce the next President because the zone has resourced and educated people to govern the country.
”I have since been fully briefed on the successful outcome of the interaction held at that occasion. Amongst other things, I have taken note of the following observations which came out of the meeting: That PANDEF presented the expectations and demands of the peoples of the Niger Delta, comprising infrastructural development, devolution of power, resource control, effective and inclusive participation in the oil and gas sector, amongst other things, to the Presidential Candidate.
“That the vision statement shared by His Excellency Peter Obi at the occasion, as it relates to making Nigeria more productive, using the rich resource endowment in every part of the country; curbing waste and fighting corruption; and creating jobs for our teeming youths through innovative initiatives is very commendable.
Peter Obi’s commitment to environmental justice to the clean up of the Niger Delta polluted communities is most welcomed, given that even the ongoing Ogoni clean-up has been rather slow.
“His commitment to inclusion of qualified persons from the Niger Delta in the national governance process in the future government if elected into power is very reassuring.”