Clark for­feits lunch to blast vic­tims

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Fran­cis Okeke

A del­e­gate at the Na­tional Con­fer­ence Ed­win Clark yes­ter­day called for his lunch which costs N4000 a day to be mon­e­tised and the pro­ceeds utilised for the treat­ment of vic­tims of the Nyanya bomb blast.

Clark, whose son was kid­napped two weeks ago, said it was im­per­a­tive that the con­fer­ence sent a mes­sage to the Federal Govern­ment on the way for­ward be­cause the coun­try was no longer safe.

“I think the is­sue of my son that was kid­napped is very small now. What is hap­pen­ing in Nigeria is a na­tional is­sue. Nige­ri­ans are be­ing killed day by day. We have a duty to look into this is­sue and not to play pol­i­tics with it. It is a na­tional calamity,” he said.

Clark ad­mon­ished the con­fer­ence to know that the ex­is­tence of Nigeria as a na­tion would de­pend on what del­e­gates do with the op­por­tu­nity the Na­tional Con­fer­ence has of­fered them.

“We have no other coun­try to go to,” he added, “we hear ev­ery­day 200 people be­ing killed, and we show no con­cern; we sit down here de­lib­er­at­ing, what are we de­lib­er­at­ing about? This Con­fer­ence must send a mes­sage to govern­ment.”

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