Edwin Clark endorses Peter Obi
A former federal Information Commissioner, Edwin Clark, has endorsed the Labor Party’s (LP) presidential candidate Pedro Obifor the next elections.
Clark is considered a leader and an influential voice in South-South Nigeria.
He told reporters at his residence in Abuja on Tuesday that Obi would unite the country with his movement to restructure it if he wins the presidential election, according to a report in the Vanguard newspaper.
Mr. Clark said that the people of the Niger Delta want to see a Nigeria where there is true federalism, especially in the areas of devolution and control of resources, and that PANDEF has presented this aspiration to Mr. Obi.
“That the vision statement shared by Peter Obi on the occasion, as it relates to making Nigeria more productive, utilizing the rich endowment of resources in every part of the country; stop waste and fight corruption; and the creation of jobs for our many young people through innovative initiatives is highly commendable.
“That his reiterated commitment to the restructuring and devolution of power will promote harmony, peaceful coexistence between the states and the constituent parts of the country.
“That his vision of more equity and justice in regards to the South-South region, which in the last 60 years has produced a large part of the income of the national economy, but has been neglected with little impact in terms of infrastructure and social development. , it is compelling and commendable,” he said.
“Peter Obi’s commitment to environmental justice for the cleanup of contaminated communities in the Niger Delta is very welcome, given that even the ongoing cleanup of the Ogoni has been quite slow,” he added.
The Vanguard quoted Mr. Clark as also saying the Southeast region should be allowed to produce a president in 2013.
Mr Clark’s endorsement of Mr Obi comes roughly two days after former President Olusegun Obasanjo‘s endorsement of the LP candidate.
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“None of the contestants are saints, but when one compares their character, background, their understanding, knowledge, discipline and stamina they can bring to the table and the great efforts it takes to stay focused on the job, particularly looking at where the country is today. and with the experience on the job that I personally had, Peter Obi as an apprentice has an advantage. Others, like all of us, have what they can contribute to the new dispensation for the deliverance, restoration and salvation of Nigeria collectively.
“Another important point to note about Peter is that he is a needle with a thread tied from the north and south and he cannot be lost,” Obasanjo said of Obi in an open letter he wrote to Nigerians, especially Nigerians. youths