Published On: Sun, Aug 11th, 2013

Edwin Clark Calls For Unity Among Nigerians


LAGOS AUGUST 11TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark has lamented that national unity was more emphasized during the military era than under the present day civilian rule.
The elder state man made the recollection while receiving a delegation of PDP Youth Transformation Movement led by its, National Chairman Hon Usman Ibrahim ,leading Youth leaders from the 6 geopolitical zones to his home in Abuja yesterday.

The groups had come to celebrate the Elder Statesman for apologizing to the north in the spirit of National reconciliation and to celebrate the Eid Mubarak with him.
Senator Clark said “I remember that this country even during the military when I was commissioner for education and finance in the Midwest, I was federal minister of information during that period even the military people emphasised the unity of this country more than some of this civilians”
Speaking on the need for one Nigeria, he said “I am a Nigerian and if at the age of 86 and over, I do not believe in one Nigeria then when I die will I be buried an ijaw man or a Nigerian or a white man?” he asks “Today we have allowed politics to divide us, we see the truth we won’t speak it”
Leader of the group, Hon Ibrahim in his statements said the purpose of the visit was “To celebrate the Elder statesman in the spirit of Ramadan for his boldness in confronting his past mistake and apologizing to the north, which has set the space for true national reconciliation”.
The youth leaders all agreed that if the present political leaders were such that would put the interest of the country ahead of selfish interest, Nigeria will not only lead Africa but the whole world.

Source: Leadership

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