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Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution is a scam being operated by a failed state, says Edwin Clark

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Ijaw National leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has described Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution as a scam being operated by a failed state.

The erstwhile Information Minister, who said nothing is working again in the country, summed up: “Nigeria is a failed state, failed state in the sense that nothing works anymore.

“Bring the best expert to come and manage Nigeria under the 1999 constitution it will not yield any result because the 1999 Constitution is a scam.

“The last constitution we had in this country was the 1963 constitution, the 1999 constitution was dictated by the military and handed down to Nigeria and that is why nothing works,” Clark said.

He spoke at a National Restructure Actualisation Summit in Abuja.

Clark accused those who enjoyed the benefits of the 1963 Constitution which guaranteed true federalism of sabotaging and denying the current generation of Nigerians of true federalism.

“Some people who run Nigeria were beneficiaries of the 1963 constitution, beneficiaries of true federalism,” he said.

According to Clark, the people of Niger Delta have suffered enough under “Project Nigeria”.

Describing South south as the breadwinners of the country, Clark said: “Nobody can dispute that fact. But we do not control our resources. What we people of Niger Delta want is pure restructuring through federalism.

“A situation were we can control our resources and pay tax to the center, other regions have enjoyed this before.

“So we have suffered the most in Nigeria, we are not saying we should have everything that belongs to us, but we the people of Niger Delta believe in restructuring through federalism.”

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