Elder statesman and Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari has done nothing for the people of the Niger Delta.
Clark, who was a guest on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, said the South-south geopolitical zone has been marginalized for too long.
He said, “President Muhammadu Buhari has done nothing for the Niger Delta. Rather, they are taking everything from us. No appointments, no developments.
“We in the Niger Delta produce the resources that feed this country, but we are not participants. We are neglected, dehumanised, marginalised.
“Instead of moving forward, we are moving backward.”
He insisted that restructuring is the only solution to Nigeria’s survival and development, hence the endorsement of a candidate that believes in the ideology.
Chief Clark said the about 17 presidential candidates were spoken to before the decision was taken, he said they were all questioned about their position on the issue of restructuring and Atiku Abubakar’s take on the matter sufficed.
He disclosed that even President Muhammadu Buhari had been questioned on the same issue but says he (Buhari) does not believe in the idea of restructuring.
“Buhari said he does not believe in restructuring,” Clark said.