Thursday, January 23, 2014

Those fighting Jonathan are fighting God’

Edwin Clark
A prominent Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has said that those fighting President Goodluck Jonathan because of the 2015 elections are actually fighting God, who he said made it possible for Jonathan to become President.
He, therefore, warned that anyone planning to destroy the country would fail.
Clark, a former Minister of Information, insisted that the constitution permitted Jonathan to run twice, adding that as a lawyer who had practised for 50 years, he laughed when educated people said Jonathan could not run because he has been sworn-in twice.
Clark said this when the Federal Capital Territory chapter of South-South community leaders, chiefs and elders visited him at his residence in Abuja.
He disclosed that former President Olusegun Obasanjo imposed former President UmaruYar’Adua on Nigeria.
Clark noted that since Chief Obafemi Awolowo and Chief Adekunle Ajasin died, the Yoruba had no leaders, adding that (a former Governor of Lagos State), Bola Tinubu was only wasting his time moving about calling himself the Yoruba leader.
He said, “Any person fighting Jonathan is fighting God. Whatever God says you will be, that is what you will be and whoever wants to remove him (Jonathan) God will fight him. By the grace of God, Jonathan became the acting President and later President. What is yours, nobody can take it from you.
“Some people say that they must rule and if Jonathan runs (for another term) there will be bloodshed. Majority of the northerners believe in Jonathan and want him to continue.”

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