Sule Lamido not fit to rule Nigeria – Clark


The Ijaw national leader, Edwin Clark, has advised the Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido, to shelf his presidential ambition because he is not good enough to succeed President Goodluck Jonathan.

Clark, who stated this on Thursday, also warned the governor to abstain from making further comments against President Jonathan, describing him as a “corrupt public officer.”

Clark, who spoke at his Kiagbodo country home, Burutu council area of Delta State, also blamed Governor Chibuike Amaechi for the crisis of interest between himself and the President, describing the governor as a recalcitrant fellow.

He, however, gave a ray of hope on possible reconciliation between the duo, saying works were on to readopt the governor back into the “fold”, saying “he is one of us.”

Dismissing Lamido’s presidential ambition as unrealistic, the former federal commissioner described President Jonathan’s re-election bid as a valid ambition, due the people of the Niger Delta.

“Lamido should not speak, if he has not been enjoying immunity, he should have been arrested for meddling with the funds of Jigawa State with his children. His children stole Jigawa’s money, billions of naira, he’s a signatory to some of those accounts, but because he’s enjoying immunity, nobody has spoken. He’s not the fit and proper person to govern Nigeria.

“Apart from the fact that Jonathan has another four years, Lamido is not qualified to be president of Nigeria. One, educationally, he is not qualified. Nigeria is made up of very qualified people, let him tell me what his qualifications are.

“Aminu Kano was the one who brought him up, tell me what his qualifications are to take over from someone who has a PhD, who has been a lecturer, who has been a governor, who has been a deputy governor. The arrogance must stop,” he said.

Restating his earlier comments on the waiver granted former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu, Chief Clark, said the former anti-graft czar is not an asset, but a liability to the ruling party in Adamawa State.

“Ribadu is not a stable man and I have said it openly at a press conference and an open letter to the national chairman that Ribadu is a political liability, I have said that Ribadu cannot win any election,” he said.

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