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We Need A Proper Restructuring Of This Country – Edwin Clark

Channels Television  
Updated December 23, 2018
Elder statesman Edwin Clarke addresses a meeting at his residence in Abuja on December 23, 2018.

 

A former Federal Commissioner for Information, Mr Edwin Clarke, has insisted that the restructuring of Nigeria remains the way out of the challenges confronting the nation.

He said this when he received the presidential candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) and members of the party who visited him on Sunday at his residence in Abuja.

The elder statesman said, “We need a proper restructuring of this country; where everybody will be equal, where appointments will not come from one particular place and others are just waiting.”

Ahead of the general elections in 2019, Mr Clarke believes the problems in the country might continue irrespective of who wins the election next year.

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He, therefore, stress the need for a constitutional amendment that would guarantee equity and justice for citizens, irrespective of their ethnic or religious background.

“Once you have a Nigeria where some people are superior, and others are inferior, then you don’t have a country,” the elder statesman noted.

“We believe in one thing, and that is the Constitution Nigeria has today; if that constitution is not changed, all will not be well.”

Mr Clarke also called on politicians and relevant stakeholders in the forthcoming polls to ensure the process was free and fair.