Onyekachi Eze, Abuja
Elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark has reaffirmed his position that South East must produce the next president of Nigeria after Muhammadu Buhari.
Clark, who spoke over the weekend when he received former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, called for building of consensus, equity and unity by Nigerian leaders.
He told Anyim, who is a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), “to continue the task of persuading and reassuring other Nigerians to share that vision” of presidency of Igbo extraction in 2023.
He offered fatherly prayers for God’s blessings, protection and guidance for the aspirant.
Anyim with met with the leader of Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) as part of his consultations for the nation’s number one seat, told him that he is running for the presidency of Nigeria because he understands the challenges facing Nigeria and has what it takes to fix them.
He assured that he would dedicate himself “with full enthusiasm and conviction to advance the vision of equity in Nigeria, the unity of our nation, the peace and prosperity of all citizens.”
Anyim felicitated with the elder statesman for his good health, adding: “I thank God that Chief Edwin Clark will soon be 90 years old and yet he is blessed with phenomenal memory, lucid and curious mind, a benevolent heart and boundless goodwill for all men.
“I thank God for your health and will forever cherish your counsel.”