Chief Edwin Clark, the leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) and Elder statesman has reiterated that the South-East must produce the next president of in 2023.
Clark said this when he was visited by presidential aspirant, Sen. Anyim Pius Anyim on Friday.
He reaffirmed his “belief that the presidency of Nigeria in 2023 must go to the Southern part of Nigeria and indeed to South-East zone”.
He encouraged Anyim to work hard with other leaders across the country to build consensus for equity and unity in Nigeria.
“I encourage you and others to continue the task of persuading and reassuring other Nigerians to share that vision”, Clark added.
Reacting, Anyim confirmed that he was running for the Presidency of Nigeria because he understood the challenges facing Nigeria and had what it takes to fix them, Punch reported.
“I thank God that Chief Edwin Clark will soon be 95 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.
“I will dedicate myself 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,” he said.