Popular Ijaw leader, Edwin Clark, has alleged that the former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, is afraid to support the restructuring of the country due to his 2023 ambition.
At a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, Clark stated that restructuring of the country will douse the tensions and agitations which is almost tearing the country apart.
He stated that the APC national leader is scared to support restructuring in order not to jeopardize his chances of becoming the candidate of the ruling party in the 2023 presidential 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.
“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.
“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.”