Former Federal Commissioner for Information and South South leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has said on Wednesday that he was saying farewell to partisan politics, adding that with this move, he would no longer be a member of any registered political party, but would now play the role of an Elder Statesman, who would be a father to all.
Chief Clark who clocked 88 earlier this year, decided to quit partisan politics after he campaigned for the re-election of his political godson and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Goodluck Jonathan, prior to the March 28 Presidential election.
Clark who was then an active member of the PDP announced his exit from politics when a delegation of Think Nigeria First Initiative (TNFI) led by its Director- General, Abubakar Tsanni paid him a courtesy call at his Asokoro residence,
Chief Clark who noted that President Muhammadu Buhari was on the right track in his anti-corruption crusade, however urged him not to be selective irrespective of race, tribe, ethnic group, adding that the president should go for corrupt persons either Hausas, Fulanis, Ijaws, among others.
Chief Clark who urged all Nigerians to think of Nigeria first above any personal interest, stressed that it was unfortunate that most politicians in the country do not think of Nigeria first, saying: “I no longer belong to the PDP. I won’t go to the APC either, but I will continue to talk as an elder statesman and leader of this country. I have left politics. If anyone come to me to say he’s running for any elective position in PDP or APC, I won’t support you. I’m not a member of the PDP anymore