The convener of Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) and elder statesman, Edwin Clark has said that there was nothing new President Muhammadu Buhari said in his public address on Nigeria’s 59th Independence Day Anniversary.
The Ijaw leader described Nigeria as a country still under a military regime and added that “without restructuring, no meaningful development will take place in this country.”
He stated this on Sunrise Daily, a Channels’ Television programme aired on Tuesday.
He said, “There is nothing new in Mr President’s speech. We have heard all these before, the increase in power, corruption fighting back. I expected that the President would dwell more on the challenge of insecurity in this country.
“Insecurity is not allowing us to move forward. We should have a security round-table talk. There is a need for a security conference in this country.
“Let us implement the 2014 recommendations of the 2014 National Conference. It would make Nigerians a new country. Power will return to the states. Too much power is concentrated in the Presidency. I think we have a military regime.
“Without restructuring, no meaningful development will take place in this country”, he stated.
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