Elder statesman Edwin Clark has described Nnamdi Kanu’s IPOB agitation as nonsense.
According to the Elder Statesman, “When Kanu talks about Biafra, he is talking nonsense. We do not want a second war”
Clark made this statement during a courtesy visit paid to him by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debt, Sen. Shehu Sani in Abuja.
The elder statesman said calls for secession and agitations were worrisome and not the proper way to embark on restructing the country. He also condemned the quit notice earlier given by a Northern youth forum to Igbos residing in the North.
Clark said, “America fought their civil war for a long time and they are not thinking of a second one. Kanu should drop the agitation.
“At the same time, it is arrogant and foolish on the part of some Northern youths to issue quit notice. You do not own the North. It is part of Nigeria and anybody can live there.
“The Igbos have been living in the North for over 100 years. I condemn all of them.”
According to Clark, the nation could be restructured without violence.
He said “We have been living together since 1914 and from time to time, we have been changing the way of our lives.
“In 1947, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe said the Richard Constitution was obnoxious; that it was anti -people. In 1950, we had the Macpherson Constitution which created the three regions and in 1963, we had another constitution.
“During all these constitutions, the issue of fiscal federation was very prominent. So, we have been restructuring this country and nobody talked about breaking up the country.