Edwin Clark, a prominent elder statesman, has said the South-East region should produce the next president of Nigeria in 2023.
Clark said this when he received Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, a presidential aspirant and former Senate president, at his residence on Friday.
The leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) urged Anyim to work hard with other leaders across the country to build consensus for equity and unity in Nigeria.
According to a statement issued at the end of the meeting, Clark reaffirmed his passionate “belief that the presidency of Nigeria in 2023 must go to the Southern part of Nigeria and indeed to South-East zone”.
He added: “I encourage you and others to continue the task of persuading and reassuring other Nigerians to share that vision”
Speaking earlier, Anyim, who is contesting under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), told the First Republic Minister of Information that he is running for the Presidency of Nigeria because he understands the challenges facing Nigeria and had what it takes to fix them.
He said: “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.”
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