Prominent Ijaw leader and former federal commissioner for information, Edwin Clark, has called on the national leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to expel former president Olusegun Obasanjo from the party for allegedly working against the re-election of current president and PDP’s candidate in the next month’s general elections, President Goodluck Jonathan.
Clark, who spoke to journalists at his Abuja residence, said Obasanjo was in an alliance with General Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress. He explained that that was the reason Obasanjo defended Buhari over the N25 billion that was misappropriated during his reign as the Petroleum Trust Fund boss.
“Obasanjo is defending him (Buhari) because he wants APC to win. How much corruption have you found in Jonathan that you are calling him corrupt?”
Clark observed that Muslims and Christians must live together in the country to hasten its development.
“What is wrong with PDP? That man (Obasanjo) should not be allowed to be in the party. You beg him all the time, (but) he has made up his mind. He gathered APC women to abuse President Jonathan,” Clark said.
“If you’re saying that a man you dissolved his committee (PTF) and could not account for N25bn is not corrupt, (then) Buhari and Obasanjo are the same. They are in a marriage of convenience just to remove Jonathan (from office).
“Because Obasanjo is corrupt, he doesn’t know what the definition of corruption is. There is big trouble in this country when corrupt people call others corrupt.”
Clark said he had no confidence in the Independent National Electoral Commission, alleging that its Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, was biased against the return of President Jonathan to office.
“I have lost confidence in INEC. How can a university professor be so biased and not want Jonathan to return for second term? It is so disgraceful that he has allowed ethnicity and religion to take control of him,” Clark said.