Edwin Clark To Tinubu: You Have Appointed 10 Yorubas As Ministers But Only 5 Ministers From S’East

Former Federal Commissioner for Information and South-South leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has written to President Bola Tinubu, urging him to implement the report of the 2014 National Conference without delay.

According to the report by Vanguard on Thursday, Clark stated the need for restructuring to reintegrate the Igbos into Nigeria’s mainstream.

Citing examples of exclusion under President Buhari’s administration, Clark mentioned the imbalance in key appointments, including the NNPC board, security chiefs, and ministerial positions.

The elder statesman criticized the allocation of less than 1% of a $22.7 billion loan to the South-East zone, violating the constitutional requirement for balanced economic development.

Clark urged the Igbo people to assert their rights legitimately and democratically, as they were marginalized and subjugated under President Buhari’s administration.

He expressed disappointment that discrimination and injustice against the Igbo people persist even in President Tinubu’s administration, with unequal representation in ministerial appointments.

He said, “Mr President, even in your administration, the discrimination and injustice against the Igbos has not abated. 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 (5) 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 (6) Ministers.

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

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