Elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, has declared his support for the Igbo candidacy in 2023, vowing that if the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) abandons the South-East region, they will also abandon the Party.
Clark, who spoke in his Abuja residence on Wednesday, when Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi, came to consult him over his presidential ambition, emphasized that it was the turn of core Igbos to produce the next President of Nigeria, insisting that those from related ethnic nationalities should support the Ndigbo to enthrone the likes of Governor Umahi to rescue the Nation from collapse.
According to him, “When I say I want a president of Nigeria of Igbo extraction, I do not mean someone from Delta or Rivers State or anywhere else safe from a pure southeast Igbo President.
“My preferred choice is Igbo. So, my son, I have heard you, I have prayed for you, whatever you deserve, God will grant it for you.
“When you defected to APC, I asked why, we all are fighting this cause, but if the PDP, which the Igbo served 100% abandoned the Igbos, then we all will abandon the PDP; I have told them already.”
The foremost former Nigeria’s Minister of Information also blessed Umahi for success in his presidential ambition and commended the governor for the infrastructural accomplishments in Ebonyi State.
Earlier, Governor Umahi applauded the elder statesman for his blessings and assured him that he would turn around the fortunes of Nigeria if given the opportunity.
Gov. Umahi said his ambition was in the hands of God and only Him would ensure he emerges victorious at the next year’s polls.