National Ijaw leader and elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, has called upon the the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party to sack former President Olusegun Obasanjo from the party.
Speaking with journalists at his residence in Abuja on Friday, Clark accused the former Chairman of the party’s Board of Trustees of teaming up with the opposition to ensure President Goodluck Jonathan loses out in the presidential election set to hold in February.
He said, “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?”
The elder statesman stated that it was wrong for Obasanjo to be working for the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj.Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).
He said, “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.
“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.