By OKECHUKWU PEACE
Ijaw leader, Edwin Clark in Abuja on Wednesday announced he was quitting the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) when a group, Think Nigeria First Initiative, paid him a courtesy call at his Abuja residence.
He said, “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.
He said, “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.
Meanwhile, Nigerians have continued to react to what many described as shocking news of the Ijaw leader’s decision. We reproduce some popular reactions monitored on social media.
If GEJ had won the 2015 poll, would Edwin Clark have retired from partisan politics?
— Sapiosexual (@ChukwukaJerri) October 8, 2015
What a godfather Pa Edwin Clark turned out to be. Leaving PDP and calling GEJ weak. With friends like these, who needs enemies?
— Muyiwa Adepitan (@sanchos9607) October 8, 2015
Edwin Clark is the New Judas Iscariot!!!
— jide (@jideGoke) October 8, 2015
@NigeriaInfoAbj what did Edwin Clark did knowing that GEJ is weak to fight corruption? He contributed to GEJ failures for not advising well
— Abdulmajeed Afolabi (@abmaj200) October 8, 2015
Edwin Clark look right no see Asari Dokubo, e look left e no see Annkio Briggs, e look front e no see Tony Uranta e kuku align with @MBuhari
— Kayode Ogundamisi (@ogundamisi) October 7, 2015
@ogundamisi They said GEJ will be honored @ many world events for his heroic act. 6months gone & he's yet to be invited for just book launch
— @Gbemmy (@GbemmySegun) October 7, 2015
@ogundamisi that's how cheap loyalty has become and how expensive betrayal has become
— Oluwafikunayomi (@oluwaferanmi909) October 8, 2015