Ijaw leader and staunch supporter of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Chief Edwin Clark, has passed a vote of confidence for President Muhammadu Buhari. He recently told a SaharaReporters correspondent that Buhari is a capable leader.
Clark’s comments to SaharaReporters comes one day after he received a group, known as Probity Ambassadors Organisation of Nigeria where he said “I have congratulated President Buhari and today, he is our President. He’s not the President of a section of the country.
He told our SaharaReporters correspondent he was “an experienced man and the proper one to be President.”
His comments to SaharaReporters reinforces the public statement he made saying “Buhari is fit for the job and he’s capable of leading us. We will support him.”
“Campaigns are over and a winner has emerged. We must come together after the election and give our support to the President,” he added.
“The loser of the election, who had all the powers to do and undo, came out to congratulate the President. That action of the former President is the best thing that has happened in this country.”
He said that former President Jonathan took the action of congratulating President Buhari because of his love for the country.
“You can only be the President of the country when it is intact. All of us must join hands together to support President Buhari,” he added.
He asked those who might not agree with the President to wait until 2019, when elections would be held again.
He said, “This is when there will be another opportunity for election. Then Nigerians would determine if the President has done well or not. Democracy has come to stay in the country.”