Clark quits pol­i­tics, hails Buhari’s anti-graft war

Daily Trust - - FRONT PAGE - By Ade­lanwa Bamg­boye

Chief Ed­win Clark has hailed Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari’s on-go­ing anti-cor­rup­tion fight say­ing that for­mer Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan lacked the po­lit­i­cal will to fight cor­rup­tion dur­ing his reign.

The el­der states­man also an­nounced his re­tire­ment from ac­tive pol­i­tics and quit the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP).

He said he was not go­ing to join the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC).

Clark spoke while play­ing host to the Think Nige­ria First Ini­tia­tive group, who paid him a cour­tesy visit at his Asokoro Res­i­dence in Abuja.

He how­ever said that de­spite an­nounc­ing his re­tire­ment from ac­tive pol­i­tics, he will not stop speak­ing out against any form of in­jus­tice any­where in the coun­try.

He said Pres­i­dent Jonathan meant well for Nige­ria but lacked will power to tackle cor­rupt politi­cians in the coun­try.

He ex­plained that the for­mer pres­i­dent could have done it dif­fer­ent in­stead of car­ry­ing on in the steps of his pre­de­ces­sors main­tain­ing that gen­tle­man virtue was not enough to gov­ern.

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