2023: EDWIN CLARK ABANDONS NIGER DELTA ASPIRANTS, PREFERS OSINBAJO FOR PRESIDENT ….tells Tinubu to go home & rest
Ahead of the 2023 general elections in Nigeria, an Elder statesman and Leader of the Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Chief EDWIN CLARK is said to be working against the alleged presidential ambitions of aspirants from the Niger Delta Region, which he leads.
Appearing on a television programme, CLARK openly made his preferred choice of candidate clear.
The programme monitored by Brave Views, saw CLARK described the Vice President, Prof. YEMI OSINBAJO, as an intelligent man, who has what it takes to lead Nigeria.
He however rejected the presidential aspiration of a former Lagos State governor and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju BOLA AHMED TINUBU (BAT), asking to let go of his 2023 presidential ambition and give way for the younger generation to slug it out.
The PANDEF Leader stressed that he would support VP OSINBAJO alleged 2023 presidential ambition, if there was no alternative from the South-East of the country.
Brave Views recalls that an aspirant from the South East, ANYIM PIUS ANYIM had last year visited Chief EDWIN CLARK seeking his support for the position of President in 2023. On the consultative visit, CLARK advocated for a South East presidency in 2023.
A political Pundit, who prefers anonymity told Brave Views that “unless some water has passed under the bridge, it is regrettable for an Elder statesman like EDWIN CLARK to be looking for who is not looking for him. Has the VP made his interest publicly known or has he visited him to tell him that he is contesting for the presidential election, why is looking for who’s not looking for him. Assuming OSINBAJO does not contest finally, what becomes of him”?