Edwin Clark, an elder statesman, has said that Bola Tinubu, the national head of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is reluctant to speak about the country’s restructuring.
Clark accused the APC leader of remaining silent on the subject because he wants to be president in 2023, during a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, November 24.
Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos state, has not stated his desire to run for president in 2023, but his campaign has already begun.
“What several Nigerians want is actually the restructuring of the country in order to douse the tensions and agitations which is almost tearing the country apart today, and is the main cause of the high insecurity being experienced,” Clark said.
“Nigerians are ready to accept the implementation of the 2014 National Conference, or the APC’s El-Rufai Committee Report, any of which will no doubt satisfy the generality of the Nigerian people.
“The Tinubus who brought restructuring to the manifesto of APC have not spoken because they fear that if they do, they will not be allowed to contest for the presidency of the country, come 2023.
“We want to reiterate that we are more patriotic than those who do not believe in restructuring of Nigeria, even though we are very well pleased to shame them, because majority of other Nigerians also believe in the restructuring of the country. We, however, wish to advise those minority to follow us, the majority, as we mean well for the country.”