Former Federal Commissioner for Information and South South leader, Chief Edwin Clark yesterday asked the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to expel the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo from the party.
Speaking in an interview with newsmen at his Asokoro residence in Abuja, shortly after receiving a delegation of the North Central PDP Network led by its Director General, Murtala Zubairu, Middle Belt Minority Youths and many other PDP campaign groups, the Elder Statesman noted that although it was a good thing for President Jonathan to have signed the accord, ‘’Buhari cannot be trusted to keep the agreement.’’
On the constant criticism of President Jonathan by Obasanjo, Chief Clark advised the leadership of PDP to stop begging the former president to support the party as according to him, it was obvious the former President was working with the opposition to bring Jonathan down.
‘’That man (Obasanjo) should not be allowed to be in the party. You beg him all the time; he has made up his mind. He gathered APC women to abuse President Jonathan,’’ he added. According to him, for Obasanjo to defend Buhari over the N25billion which was allegedly unaccounted for at the Petroleum Trust Fund, PTF, which he (Buhari) headed showed that he was working for Jonathan to lose the election.
“Obasanjo is defending him because he wants APC to win. A man you dissolved his committee, PTF, could not account for N25billion and you are now saying that the man is not corrupt… Buhari and Obasanjo are the same. They are in a marriage of convenience just to remove Jonathan. How much corruption have you found in Jonathan that you are calling him corrupt?” he added.
According to him, the irony in the country was that those who were corrupt were also calling others corrupt, probably because ‘’they don’t know what the definition of corruption is. That is the big trouble in this country….’’