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2023 Presidency: Tinubu Should Give Southeast A Chance: Edwin Clark

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Chief Edwin Clark, Ijaw leader and elder statesman on Sunday said leaders of the Southwest should stop wanting to become president and give the Southeast a chance of anointing a president from the region.

According to Clark, there is nothing the All Progressive Congress (APC) leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu can offer that the South-East can’t, so they(southwest leaders) should stop thinking of becoming president.

Chief Clark said this in an interview with Vanguard, urging the South West to give the South-East the opportunity to rule the nation.

“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.

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“There is no way the South-West would be better than the South-East on the 2023 presidency.”

“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?”

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  1. lawal Sani

    October 6, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    As long as people like Mr.Clark,refuse to see the reality on the ground,we will continue to have problem.We should allow nigerians from whatever zone or region to decide whom they want to lead them.
    I will like to advise elders like him to show examples by being nuetral and embrace any nigerian based on merit no matter from what part of nigeria he or she comes from.
    If he does that,he will leave a legacy as one of the patriots.

  2. Oscar lee

    October 6, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    He is an hypocrite, and Igbo knows what to do if they want to get the Presidency slot, has his Ijaw tribe that kind of his mind on Igbo Presidency? Events throws up candidate then well meaning Nigerians buys the idea and run with it.
    Appeal to sentiments, cajoling ,threatening and blackmailing other regions etc is not one of the ways out

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

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Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has reinstated his Special Adviser on Social Media, Tanko Yakasai.

According to reports, the Kano State Governor who had earlier suspended his media aide for condemning President Muhammadu Buhari over #EndSARS protests reinstated the aide without many details.

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Yakasai on his Twitter account had accused Buhari of being insensitive to the plights of Nigerians during the #EndSARS protests across the nation.

The development saw Governor Ganduje suspend his aide who was commended by Nigerians for the courage.

Ganduje, however, has ordered the reinstatement of his aide two weeks after his suspension.

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Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has presented the proposed budget for the 2021 fiscal year in the State.

The Governor on Monday presented a budget estimate of over N109 billion for the 2021 fiscal year.

Governor Fayemi, while presenting the budget at the State House of Assembly complex yesterday in Ado-Ekiti described the 2021 budget as “Budget of Recovery and Economic Restoration.”

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The budget has a recurrent expenditure of N57, 997,898,982.62k while the capital expenditure has N51, 668,386,739.99k.

Fayemi, said the budget proposal presented contains the policy thrust, programmes, and vision of his administration for 2021, saying efforts shall be made to source the needed resources to fund the budget.

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over ‘Disappointing, Empty’ Speech – PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blasted President Muhammadu Buhari over his nationwide broadcast over the ongoing #EndSARS protest rocking the country.

Recall that Buhari in his speech called for an end to the protest, adding that his government had already accepted and started implementing demands of the protesters.

He, however, failed to acknowledge the shooting of protesters by soldiers of the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

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Reacting in a statement on Thursday night by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodinyan, the PDP said Buhari’s address was depressing and failed empathy test.

The party appealed to Nigerians, particularly the youth, to remain calm and allow a return to normal life in the collective quest for peaceful co-existence in the overall interest of the nation.

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