Former Lagos State Governor Bola Tinubu has been chastised for his continued silence on the country’s restructuring.
Edwin Clark, a popular Ijaw leader, claimed Tinubu is afraid to speak his mind because of his 2023 ambition.
Clark stated at a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday that restructuring the country will alleviate the tensions and agitations that are tearing the country apart.
He stated that the APC national leader is afraid to support restructuring for fear of jeopardizing his chances of becoming the ruling party’s presidential candidate in the 2023 election.
Clark stated that Nigerians are ready to accept the implementation of the 2014 National Conference or the Nasir el-Rufai Committee on restructuring.
He said: “What several Nigerians want is actually the restructuring of the country in order to douse the tensions and agitations which is almost tearing the country apart today and is the main cause of the high insecurity being experienced.
“Nigerians are ready to accept the implementation of the 2014 National Conference, or the APC’s El-Rufai Committee Report, any of which will no doubt satisfy the generality of the Nigerian people.
“We want to reiterate that we are more patriotic than those who do not believe in the restructuring of Nigeria, even though we are very well pleased to shame them because the majority of other Nigerians also believe in the restructuring of the country. We, however, wish to advise those minority to follow us, the majority, as we mean well for the country.”
“The Tinubus who brought restructuring to the manifesto of APC have not spoken because they fear that if they do, they will not be allowed to contest for the presidency of the country, come 2023.