Thursday, 8 October 2015

Chief Clark Speaks About Jonathan’s Weaknesses And Buhari’s Strengths After Quitting PDP

More details have emerged about the resignation of Chief Edwin Clark, the former federal commissioner for information, from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Clark, who used to be one of Goodluck Jonathan’s loyal supporters, broke the news on Wednesday, October 7, in Abuja.

The specific reason was not provided however, Clark simply said he had left politics and was not going to join the All Progressives Congress (APC) as some might allege.

Vanguard gives more information about the recent development, reporting that the elder statesman reiterated his support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war.

He also noted that Jonathan had meant well for Nigeria, adding, however, “being a gentleman is not enough to govern this country”.

“It is not everything done by the opponent that is wrong. I will therefore support the policies that are for the good of the country because Nigeria belongs to all of us.

“We are all to support him, particularly in his determination to eradicate corruption in Nigeria. For eight years Obasanjo legalised corruption. Yet, he’s the one talking about corruption. If your brother is arrested, did he give you money? If your sister was arrested for corruption, did she give you money?

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“Jonathan didn’t have the political will-power to fight corruption. He’s too a gentleman. Drivers of yesterday are living in palatial buildings now under his government. In advanced countries, when you are living above your means, people query you. That’s not so in Nigeria. Former governors and lawmakers are now asking for immunity.

“Jonathan meant well for this country, but the will power to fight corruption was not there.

“In an ideal society, when a man who earns 20,000 as his monthly salary and all of a sudden he acquire something that is worth N100,000, he should be questioned, but here in Nigeria, immunity has covered those that should be questioned.”

Some believe that Clark’s exit from the party might be connected with its loss in the general elections.