Elder statesman and a former federal commissioner for information, Chief Edwin Clark, on Wednesday said immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan, lacked the political will to confront corruption.

 

He also declared that it was improper for anybody to suggest that President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war is selective, while maintaining that he had formally left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

 

Speaking in Abuja, Clark charged Nigerians not to distract the President from achieving his goal.

 

He further asked the president not to lose focus in his determination to rid the country of corruption.

 

According to him, “Jonathan didn’t have the political will to fight corruption. He’s a gentleman. Drivers of yesterday are living in palatial buildings now under his government.

 

“In advanced countries, when you are living above your means, people query you. That’s not so in Nigeria. Former governors, lawmakers are now asking for immunity.

 

“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 comes to me to say he’s running for any elective position in the PDP or the APC, I won’t support you. I’m not a member of the PDP anymore.”

 

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