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Clark urges PDP to probe Wike’s anti-party activities
 
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Thu, 18 Apr 2024   ||   Nigeria,
 

Former federal commissioner for information and South South leader, Chief Edwin Clark has called for a disciplinary committee to probe the alleged anti-party activities of former Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, and others whose roles led to the failure of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2023 elections.

In a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, Clark said Wike, who is the current Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, is the greatest enemy of the PDP, manipulating it with an intent of destroying it.

The elder statesman also called for the immediate dissolution of the present National Working Committee, NWC, of the PDP.

He said after the dissolution of the NWC, an acting national chairman should be appointed in accordance with the constitution of the party, saying there was a precedence during the tenure of Prince Uche Secondus, who was still in court.

The leader of the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum, SMBLF, advised the party to immediately revisit the online registration of its members as it was initiated by the then National Chairman, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, to save the party from depending on individuals, lamenting that some overzealous members of the party have hijacked it for their selfish gains.

Clark believed that PDP would collapse as the second principal party in the country if the former Vice President and the 2023 Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is made the candidate for 2027 elections.

Clark said, “I know that many people who read this article will say to themselves that they thought Chief Edwin Clark said he has retired from active and partisan politics. Yes, I said I have resigned from partisan and active politics. But it was one of the famous philosophers Aristotle, who said “Man is by nature a political animal.” He went on to narrate that because no human can flourish on their own, there is a natural tendency of man to partner with their fellow men.”

He noted that one of the partnerships is that relating to polis, which is the Greek word for community; from where is derived political partnership, stressing that for as long as God keeps him alive, both physically and mentally, he will continue to speak on governance and political matters, especially when it tends to adversely affect the nation.

 

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