Chief Edwin Clark, former Federal Commissioner for Information and South South leader, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sustain of the amnesty programme in the Niger Delta and also continue waging the anti-graft wae.
Clark’s agenda is contained in a six-page letter to President Buhari. Clark said that he would be a sad man if the Amnesty programme fails and urged Buhari to appoint a new chairman for the amnesty programme to avert tension in the oil-rich delta region.
According to him, “the economy of the country and the eradication of corruption which has become systematic and endemic that has stagnated the progress of this country over the years and the culprit if not severely dealt with will sink the country. We, therefore, pray the Almighty God that these discussions will materialise and achieve the desired result.
“Secondly, I now respectfully wish to bring to the attention of Mr. President the imminent danger facing the Amnesty programme. It would be recalled, that the former chairman of Amnesty programme and Adviser to Mr. President on Niger Delta Affairs, Chief Kingsley Kuku has since vacated his office as a result of change of government, but unfortunately, he has not been replaced by an appointee even in acting capacity by Mr. President, and as a result, the whole programme for now, is without leadership, and no one has the authority to operate the account of the Amnesty programme.”
By Dike Onwuamaeze