Prominent Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, said earlier today that former President Goodluck Jonathan meant well for the country, but that he lacked the will power to fight corruption.
Claark also said he was quitting partisan politics but would play the role of an Elder Statesman.
Clark who was a staunch supporter of Jonathan reiterated his support for Buhari’s anti-corruption crusade, urging Nigerians to stop talking about sectional or selective justice in the fight against corruption.
“It is not everything done by the opponent that is wrong. I will therefore support the policies that are for the good of the country because Nigeria belongs to all of us.”
“We are all to support him, particularly in his determination to eradicate corruption in Nigeria. For eight years Obasanjo legalised corruption. Yet, he’s the one talking about corruption. If your brother is arrested, did he give you money? If your sister was arrested for corruption, did she give you money?
“Jonathan didn’t have the political will-power to fight corruption. He’s too a gentleman. Drivers of yesterday are living in palatial buildings now under his government. In advanced countries, when you are living above your means, people query you. That’s not so in Nigeria. Former governors and lawmakers are now asking for immunity.
“Jonathan meant well for this country, but the will power to fight corruption was not there.
“In an ideal society, when a man who earns 20,000 as his monthly salary and all of a sudden he acquire something that is worth N100,000, he should be questioned, but here in Nigeria, immunity has covered those that should be questioned, “ he said