By Favour Goodness
Chief Edwin Clarke, leader of the South South group and the Pan Niger Delta Forum has expressed his passionate belief that the presidency of Nigeria in 2023 should go to the Southern part of Nigeria and indeed to Southeast zone.
He made this known when Sen. Anyim Pius paid him a visit in his nationwide consultation for his presidential interest for the 2023 presidential election.
Clarke said: “I encourage you and others to continue the task of persuading and reassuring other Nigerians to share that vision”, Clark charged. Chief Clark offered a fatherly moving prayers for God’s blessings, protection and guidance for Anyim.
Anyim told the elder statesman and first Republic Minister of Information that he is running for the Presidency of Nigeria because he understands the challenges facing Nigeria and has what it takes to fix them.
The former Senate President who is contesting for the Presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) took advantage of the visit to share with Chief Clark the joy of his good health and to also wish him and his family a merry Christmas.
Anyim also took the opportunity to consult with Clark on the state of the nation and his plan for the future.
“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. 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”.
In his response, Clark encouraged Anyim to work hard with other leaders across the country to build consensus for equity and unity in Nigeria.