As Chris Nwokobia, Farotimi calls on IBB, others to endorse Peter Obi
Emmanuel Thomas l Tuesday, January 3, 2023
ASOKORO, Abuja, Nigeria – Elder Statesman and leader of the Pan Niger-Delta Forum (PANDEF), Chief Edwin Clark has endorsed candidate of the Labour Party, (LP) Mr. Peter Obi as the best candidate among the 18 contestants vying for the February presidential election.
Clark’s endorsement came just 48 hours after former President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo endorsed him and just as human right activist Chris Nwokobia and a Spokesman of Labour Party, Dele Farotinmi have all called on owners of Nigeria and former leaders who mean well for Nigeria to follow suit by endorsing Peter Obi for president.
They also described Obasanjo’s endorsement as carrying alot of weight and has become the subject of discuss two days after the letter came out against what the ruling All Progressive Congress(APC) is saying about the endorsement.
In endorsing Peter Obi, the former Federal Commissioner for Information said that with Obi as President, Nigerians will be united as he will be able to restructure the country for the benefit of all.
Clerk who was addressing journalist at his Asokoro residence said he was briefed after the outcome of PANDEF meeting.
” PANDEF presented the expectations and demands of the peoples of the Niger Delta, comprising infrastructural development, devolution of power, resource control, effective and inclusive participation in the oil and gas sector, amongst other things, to the Presidential Candidate.
“That the vision statement shared by His Excellency Peter Obi at the occasion, as it relates to making Nigeria more productive, using the rich resource endowment in every part of the country; curbing waste and fighting corruption; and creating jobs for our teeming youths through innovative initiatives is very commendable.
“That his restated commitment to restructuring and devolution of power, will promote harmony, peaceful coexistence amongst the states and constituent parts of the country.
“That his vision for more equity and justice as it pertains to the South-South region, which in the past sixty years has produced much of the revenue for the national economy, but has been neglected with little impact in terms of infrastructure and social development, is convincing and commendable.
“Peter Obi’s commitment to environmental justice to the clean up of the Niger Delta polluted communities is most welcomed, given that even the ongoing Ogoni clean-up has been rather slow.
“His commitment to inclusion of qualified persons from the Niger Delta in the national governance process in the future government if elected into power is very reassuring”, the PANDEF leader, Clark said.