Elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, has revealed why the leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the people of Southwest should give the Southeast a chance at the Presidency.
The Ijaw leader in an Interview with the Vanguard stated that there is nothing Tinubu can offer that the Southeast is incapable of.
According to him, “They should stop thinking of becoming the President of Nigeria.”
“What does Tinubu have to offer that the people of the South-East cannot offer? What is the justification for them to become the President of Nigeria? Is it because they belong to the APC?
“They should not be thinking of how to divide Nigeria. We must all unite and have respect for ourselves. The South-West should allow other people to have a taste of power.
“There is no way the South-West would be better than the South-East on the 2023 presidency.”
The 92-year-old however, claimed there is no politician in Nigeria better than the Igbo.
“There is no politician better than the Igbo [South East] politician.
“The Sardauna of Sokoto and Premier of the Northern Nigeria, Alhaji Ahmadu Bello, played politics together with his Igbo counterparts.
“The Mbadiwes and Aja Nwanchukus were easterners who played leading roles in the development of this country. What of Nnamdi Azikiwe?
“Nigeria has qualified people from every region, every state. To say they have not played politics well is unacceptable. Is it because they [the South East] fought the civil war they believed in?”