Clark Marks 96th Birthday, Seeks National Unity
Elder statesman and South-South leader, Edwin Clark has called all Nigerians to shelve all differences and work toward the development of the country.
Clark, also a former Minister of Information and leader of Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), said this at a ceremony marking his 96th birthday in Abuja on Thursday.
He said; “We are all one irrespective of our differences. Anybody that believes Nigeria should not be one, or we are one by mouth, or some people are oppressed, and intimidated, then there is no country.
“We cannot discriminate against our citizens. We must see ourselves as equal. That is what I’m fighting for.”
“I’m a Nigerian. I will not keep quiet if my people are suffering. If one side of the country is suffering, I believe we all belong to this country,” he said.
The Bayelsa State Governor Duoye Diri supported Clark’s call for unity among Nigerians saying; “I share in Clark’s fight for justice. The only way there will be peace is when there is justice and equity.”
“We want to see a peaceful Nigeria and a just and equitable country where everyone will have a sense of belonging,” he said.
NAN/ Mercy Chukwudiebere