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Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum to Buhari: Act fast, save Nigeria from death

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For the umpteenth time, Chief Edwin Clark, has alerted President Muhammadu Buhari of the death-knell of Nigeria and to act fast to save it.


He insisted that if the country was not restructured it will die. 


Clark, who is the National Leader of The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF), spoke at the  expanded meeting of forum in Abuja.


He urged Buhari “to act like the politician that he is and address Nigerians on the various challenges including insecurity facing the country.”

Clark said:”President Buhari once said if we don’t kill corruption, corruption will kill Nigeria. I say if we don’t restructure Nigeria will die. Secession is not the answer. 


“Secondly, we want the zoning to continue. It is constitutional…we want the 2023 presidency zoned to the south.


“The purpose of this meeting is very clear. Where are we going in Nigeria? Some are asking for secession, others for a breakup, others are running a unitary system of government etc. 


“Time is moving fast and there is the need to state our position very clear to Nigerians.


“Mr. President is not an emperor, he is not a king, he is not a monarch, he is a politician. He should come out and meet some of us who where here before even he was an ordinary soldier. This country belongs to all of us, the north alone or the south alone cannot rule this country.”

Clark pointed out that Nigeria is still running a unitary system of government and declared, “it is time to restructure.”


On the ongoing attempt at amending the 1999 Constitution, he said:”The National Assembly spends N2 billion each time for constitutional review.


“We want a brand new constitution. Any amendment of the constitution, I have no confidence in it. We are here for two things: Nigeria should be restructured.”

A communique is expected to be issued at the end of the meeting later today.


Notable attendees include the leader of Afenifere,  Pa Ayo Adebanjo, President-General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Prof. George Obiozo, Air Commodore Dan Sulieman, Senator Bassey Ewa-Henshaw, Bitrus Pogu, and Godknows Igali.


Persecondnews reports that the forum observed a minute silence for the late Secretary of Afenifere and SMBLF, Yinka Odumakin and Lt.-General Ibrahim Attahiru, the late Chief of Army Staff and 10 others who died in a recent Kaduna plane crash.

The document was signed by Chief E. K. Clark, OFR, CON – LeaderChief Ayo Adebanjo – Leader, AfenifereAmb. Prof George Obiozor – President General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo WorldwideDr. Pogu Bitrus – National President, Middle Belt Forum Senator Emmanuel Ibok Essien, FNSE, National Chairman PANDEF.

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