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Time To Restructure Nigeria, End Injustice Against Igbos- Clark To Tinubu by Noneroone(m): 10:49pm On Jun 13
Edwin Clark, convener of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), says President Bola Tinubu should ensure the restructuring of the country to sustain its unity.

Clark spoke in an open letter addressed to President Bola Tinubu.

In the letter dated June 13, the PANDEF convener alleged that discrimination against the people of the south-east region has continued under the administration of Tinubu.

“Mr. President, even in your administration, the discrimination and injustice against the Igbos have not abated,” the letter reads.

“The old Eastern Region and the old Western Region, of which I belonged to, were equal competitors and partners before and during the First and Second Republic but today, you have appointed 10 Yorubas as Ministers from the South-West and only five Ministers from the South-East and you even failed to give them the ministerial appointment due to their region that would have made it six Ministers.

“There is no justification for this grave omission, and no effort has been made to correct it.


“The most recent opportunity the Igbos had to rebuild their broken leg was when their disunity, selfishness, and greed made the popular Igbo candidate, Mr. Peter Obi of the Labour Party, lose the election because most Igbos refused to unite behind him with their resources before and during the election, and voting for him massively in the South-East on the election day was like medicine after death.

“Now that the elections are over, we must face the restructuring of this country.”

Clark said the country should be restructured if it must remain one.

“I repeat again, the immediate restructuring of Nigeria must be carried out if this country is to remain one, and I appeal to Mr. President to take immediate action to implement the historic 2014 National Conference Report, which submitted 600 recommendations to the Presidency on how to restructure Nigeria in every aspect of our lives,” he said.


“The Igbos of South-East or wherever they are in Nigeria, must stand up and assert their rights legitimately, judiciously, and in a democratic way to benefit like any other Nigerian, as it was before the civil war of 1967.”

The elder statesman said the people of the south-east deserve to have a sense of belonging in Nigeria.

“All that is required is for us to demonstrate reciprocal respect, love, and understanding to one another,” the PANDEF convener said.

“Let us do what is right; let us accommodate one another and be fair to one another.”

https://www.thecable.ng/edwin-clark-to-tinubu-its-time-to-restructure-nigeria-implement-2014-national-conference-report/amp/?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTEAAR1H8OAPByRkpOMrt8B8IOlToPeN6E5dib5s13FkhKqIaB8ctOwljk0MNWs_aem_ZmFrZWR1bW15MTZieXRlcw

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Re: Time To Restructure Nigeria, End Injustice Against Igbos- Clark To Tinubu by Bulldozer90: 10:50pm On Jun 13
An Afenifere chieftain made a rediculous restructuring proposal that forcefully put Lagos, ekiti, Oyo, Ondo, Ogun and Osun together including Yorubas in Kwara and Kogi into one region.

But he did not put Anambra, Enugu, Abia, Ebonyi, Imo, Igbos of Rivers and Anioma people into one region. Instead he balkanized them because he wants Igbos to lose control of their gas reserves. He even removed Ohaji/Egbema and carved them to south south.

Such unbridled covetousness, arrogance and hypocrisy!

If you put Itshekiri into a Yoruba region, you must create Ohimini state for Idoma and Igbos of Benue and put it in an Igbo region that includes all Igbo speaking people from South East, River state, Delta state, Igbanke and Isobos.

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Re: Time To Restructure Nigeria, End Injustice Against Igbos- Clark To Tinubu by Bentacur007: 10:50pm On Jun 13
Bitter truth

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Re: Time To Restructure Nigeria, End Injustice Against Igbos- Clark To Tinubu by OneNigerianist: 10:51pm On Jun 13
Is it only me, doesn't any other person find it awkward that someone from a Yoruba organisation is making an inflammatory restructuring proposal for all ethnic groups and has the effrontery to say he is presenting it to a supposed president of the entire Nigeria. I thought tribalism has its threshold, or is Tinubu destined to be the Nigerian Gorbashev through his exploitation of combustible sectarian elements?

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Re: Time To Restructure Nigeria, End Injustice Against Igbos- Clark To Tinubu by EmeeNaka: 10:53pm On Jun 13
Igbos must be very careful. Anyị ga-efi ịsaa n'anya maka na ndịa bu ndị atụọ n'ihu aghọrọ n'azụ.
Some of these statements are simply a way to scapegoat Igbo people. Restructuring of Nigeria is not to be done for Igbo people. It is for Nigerian goods. I don't trust Edwin Clark statement because it might be a setup against Igbo people.
It appear that anytime Nigerian want something, they will put Igbo people in the forefront and after Igbo people have lost their life, they will find solution and then blame igbos for it.
So, I kindly do not subscribe to Edwin Clark remarks where he seem to have made Igbo injustice the centre of his request.
Igboland is currently passing through a difficult phase and we do not want further aggravation.

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Re: Time To Restructure Nigeria, End Injustice Against Igbos- Clark To Tinubu by Holyfic: 10:56pm On Jun 13
Coming from a man that is clothed with injustice shocked

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Re: Time To Restructure Nigeria, End Injustice Against Igbos- Clark To Tinubu by PaellaPaella: 10:59pm On Jun 13
Holyfic:
Coming from a man that is clothed with injustice shocked




You must have mistaken him for your failed fatder

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Re: Time To Restructure Nigeria, End Injustice Against Igbos- Clark To Tinubu by EcoNews: 10:59pm On Jun 13
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Re: Time To Restructure Nigeria, End Injustice Against Igbos- Clark To Tinubu by Bookhub: 11:00pm On Jun 13
EmeeNaka:
Igbos must be very careful

I swear, we just need exit from this union that's all if we go to Biafra to kill ourselfs by ourselfs its nobody business.

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Re: Time To Restructure Nigeria, End Injustice Against Igbos- Clark To Tinubu by Bulldozer90: 11:03pm On Jun 13
EmeeNaka:
Igbos must be very careful. Anyị ga-efi ịsaa n'anya maka na ndịa bu ndị atụọ n'ihu aghọrọ n'azụ.
Some of these statements are simply a way to scapegoat Igbo people. Restructuring of Nigeria is not to be done for Igbo people. It is for Nigerian goods. I don't trust Edwin Clark statement because it might be a setup against Igbo people.
It appear that anytime Nigerian want something, they will put Igbo people in the forefront and after Igbo people have lost their life, they will find solution and then blame igbos for it.
So, I kindly do not subscribe to Edwin Clark remarks where he seem to have made Igbo injustice the centre of his request.
Igboland is currently passing through a difficult phase and we do not want further aggravation.
But your history shows you are an Igbo hater?

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Re: Time To Restructure Nigeria, End Injustice Against Igbos- Clark To Tinubu by EmeeNaka: 11:03pm On Jun 13
Bookhub:


I swear, we just need exit from this union that's all if we go to Biafra to kill ourselfs by ourselfs its nobody business.
I definitely subscribe to division of Nigeria. Nigeria is a terrible area. But our major concern must be to defeat an extreme right-wing nationalism from IPOB-ESN which is breeding hate and extreme autocracy. If we secede in that manner, we might go the way of North Korea and Eritrea.

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Re: Time To Restructure Nigeria, End Injustice Against Igbos- Clark To Tinubu by UncleAyo: 11:04pm On Jun 13
SMH

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Re: Time To Restructure Nigeria, End Injustice Against Igbos- Clark To Tinubu by Biafrannuke: 11:05pm On Jun 13
Haha
Re: Time To Restructure Nigeria, End Injustice Against Igbos- Clark To Tinubu by Holyfic: 11:05pm On Jun 13
tongue chai na gorilla give your mama belle born you nameless nigga
PaellaPaella:





You must have mistaken him for your failed fatder

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Re: Time To Restructure Nigeria, End Injustice Against Igbos- Clark To Tinubu by EmeeNaka: 11:07pm On Jun 13
Bulldozer90:
But your history shows you are an Igbo hater?
Igbo hater? I am totally opposed to IPOB-ESN Unknown gunmen. I have never accepted their way since their Inception and I still don't. I can't hate Igbo people; that will be me hating myself.

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Re: Time To Restructure Nigeria, End Injustice Against Igbos- Clark To Tinubu by LOVEALAIGBO: 11:11pm On Jun 13
OneNigerianist:
Interesting coming from clark

Wisdom and boldness comes with age (sadly not in all cases though) as exemplified by the likes of Clark and Adebanjo! At their time of life they say it as it is and don't give a fck whose 'delicate sensibilties' are offended!

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Re: Time To Restructure Nigeria, End Injustice Against Igbos- Clark To Tinubu by Roger3D(m): 11:14pm On Jun 13
There is no injustice towards the ibo in particular, what we have Nigeria today is the injustice of the ruling classes towards the rest of us

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Re: Time To Restructure Nigeria, End Injustice Against Igbos- Clark To Tinubu by LOVEALAIGBO: 11:35pm On Jun 13
Roger3D:
There is no injustice towards the ibo in particular, what we have Nigeria today is the injustice of the ruling classes towards the rest of us

Quit being a smartass! Only one interested in supressing the truth, diversionary antics or having a dislike for Ndigbo will make the kind statement you make!

Are the Igbo one of the three major ethnic groupings in Nigeria or not? Further to the first question, would you say Ndigbo have had access to the same privileges, opportunities and federal attention similar to what the other two major groups have made available for themselves from the late 60s to date?

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Re: Time To Restructure Nigeria, End Injustice Against Igbos- Clark To Tinubu by EmeeNaka: 11:51pm On Jun 13
Roger3D:
There is no injustice towards the ibo in particular, what we have Nigeria today is the injustice of the ruling classes towards the rest of us
What you said is a truth. However, that is one version of the injustice. That's the same way we have injustice of herdsmen towards the plants farmers. Injustice of Muslims towards the non Muslims. There is also a system/constitutional injustice towards the South East zone and Igbo people.
The 2014 CONFAB recommendations would have addressed most of these issues.

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Re: Time To Restructure Nigeria, End Injustice Against Igbos- Clark To Tinubu by paramakina202: 11:56pm On Jun 13
Edwin Clark have become advocate of justice for ndi Igbo in Nigeria and still find a way to blame Igbos for not giving Peter Obi enough support to win last year election grin how pathetic and mischievous Oga Clark can be.

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Re: Time To Restructure Nigeria, End Injustice Against Igbos- Clark To Tinubu by Darlingjay1: 12:38am On Jun 14
okay
Re: Time To Restructure Nigeria, End Injustice Against Igbos- Clark To Tinubu by Ecos(m): 12:42am On Jun 14
Nawa
Re: Time To Restructure Nigeria, End Injustice Against Igbos- Clark To Tinubu by ggood: 2:06am On Jun 14
The parasite core North will always kick against it
Re: Time To Restructure Nigeria, End Injustice Against Igbos- Clark To Tinubu by bhella10: 2:30am On Jun 14
Unity beggers grin

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Re: Time To Restructure Nigeria, End Injustice Against Igbos- Clark To Tinubu by Iamanoited: 2:33am On Jun 14
TIME TO RETURN THE FULL STOLEN MANDATE OF AUTHORITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES TO OUR 36 CONSTITUTIONAL STATES.

ORISA37
COOOOOOOORECT. AND STATES THAT DON'T WANT TO BE FULLY AUTONOMOUS SHOULD BE TAGGED FEDERAL TERRITORIES AND BE LEAD BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT APPOINTED ADMINISTRATORS.

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Re: Time To Restructure Nigeria, End Injustice Against Igbos- Clark To Tinubu by Iamanoited: 2:48am On Jun 14
EDWIN CLARK IS A NATIONAL CONSCIENCE. HEAR HIM YE.
RETURN FULL AUTONOMOUS AUTHORITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES TO OUR 36 CONSTITUTIONAL STATES NOW.

ORISA37
ET SINE DIE.
Re: Time To Restructure Nigeria, End Injustice Against Igbos- Clark To Tinubu by GeneralOjukwu: 3:43am On Jun 14
grin

Tinubu should encourage regional government and give the rights to regions to expel & deport.

I can assure you while SW will become USA, the North Dubai and SS - Brazil.....

A region will be so worse off that it will be a Republic of Criminals, Prostitutes and Cannibals.

I can bet anything. 💯 cheesy

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Re: Time To Restructure Nigeria, End Injustice Against Igbos- Clark To Tinubu by GeneralOjukwu: 3:46am On Jun 14
cheesy

Don't you have any shame?

See as you, an Igbo man dey kneel down to tongue the buttocks of Northerners.

It's shameful pandering after the 3 million suyalization. grin

With shiit 💩 dripping down your chin, you're calling it chocolate undecided

PaellaPaella:


Only a fool will share country with people of sad waste, hausas has never been the problem of this country, yaroruba is the problem, very deceitful and untrustworthy set of people with no dignity, spit

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Re: Time To Restructure Nigeria, End Injustice Against Igbos- Clark To Tinubu by Slytiger: 3:55am On Jun 14
Begging for unity on behalf of his Ibos. Lol.
It's nobody's fault that the ibos like to play the politics of bitterness which Soludo called nsobo nsobu politics. What of the other tribes in Nigeria. Have they not been marginalized too?

Tribes like the Itsekiri, Urhobo, Isoko, jukun, the igala, anang, Bini, Bole, chibok, Ikwerre, etsako, galambi e.t.c. we have 371 tribes in Nigeria of which Ibo Hausa Fulani Yoruba are just 4 out of the long list.

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Re: Time To Restructure Nigeria, End Injustice Against Igbos- Clark To Tinubu by malali: 4:02am On Jun 14
“The old Eastern Region and the old Western Region, of which I belonged to, were equal competitors and partners before and during the First and Second Republic but today, you have appointed 10 Yorubas as Ministers from the South-West and only five Ministers from the South-East and you even failed to give them the ministerial appointment due to their region that would have made it six Ministers.

“There is no justification for this grave omission, and no effort has been made to correct it. "


Mr Clark do you know what is democracy ? Tinubu won an election, He has the right to appointments to enhance a successful administration. A lot of people you are advocating for do not even want this advocacy ? They are online insulting the president everyday. If i stand outside your house and insult you everyday and also throw stones at your car. Will you hire me to work as your driver ? Lets make sense out of our utterances,“He who comes into equity must come with clean hands.”


“I repeat again, the immediate restructuring of Nigeria must be carried out if this country is to remain one, and I appeal to Mr. President to take immediate action to implement the historic 2014 National Conference Report, which submitted 600 recommendations to the Presidency on how to restructure Nigeria in every aspect of our lives,” he said.

Once again Mr Clark, you only carry one vote, just like me. You are not more important than any other voter in Nigeria. If you are concerned about national issues, direct them to your representatives, HoR and senate accordingly. Grandstanding media directives can be interpreted as having delusional undertone, telling Nigerians restructuring "must" be carried out. We have a legislative arm of government representing everybody accordingly, these are deemed as proper channels of airing grievances. Please in the future resist the temptation to add must to requests. You are not in a position to say we must do anything.

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Re: Time To Restructure Nigeria, End Injustice Against Igbos- Clark To Tinubu by EbinPawaGovt: 4:28am On Jun 14
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