Ijaw Leader, Edwin Clark Blasts IBB, Buhari, Atiku…Calls For Their Immediate Arrest Over Boko Haram
President Goodluck Jonathan’s kinsman and leader of the Ijaw nation, Chief Edwin Clark has berated the duo of former military president, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar over their alleged links to the activities of Boko Haram in the country. He in fact called for their outright arrest and prosecution.
Clark did not also mince words in condemning the national leader of ACN and former governor of Lagos state, Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his lack of respect for President Jonathan and referring to him as “a drunken fisherman” even as he took on the northern governors.
Speaking in Abuja today as the guest lecturer at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies’ (NIALS) annual lecture on the State of the Federation, Clark who is a staunch and major beneficiary of the Jonathan’s government declared “IBB should have spoken on the Boko Haram issue long before now, why has he been silent all this while. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has visited Maiduguri, why has IBB and General Buhari not visited the place?
‘’IBB and Buhari have been meeting surreptitiously, yet he (IBB) and Obasanjo went to issue joint statement on Boko Haram scourge. Why can’t IBB and Buhari do the same? The joint statement is a suspect, after all, they are all in Boko Haram. Some prominent politicians vowed to make the country ungovernable if the 2011 election did not reflect the wishes of the people. They should be arrested and prosecuted.
“Boko Haram is a political group created by some politicians who have vowed that they will make the country ungovernable if they don’t win the election. The government should have taken care of those who made the statement before now”.
Taking a swipe at the 19 Northern governors for working against Jonathan, Clark said: “The governors have taken over the PDP. The governors have turned themselves into opposition political party. They installed some officers of the party and therefore, some of the officers are not loyal to the leaders of the party.”