Frontline Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has again drummed up support for the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The elder statesman described Mr. Buhari as being capable of leading the country, therefore, he should be supported by all Nigerians.
Clark, who was the self-styled godfather of former President Goodluck Jonathan, made this known at his residence in Abuja when he played host to a group known as Probity Ambassadors Organisation of Nigeria Wednesday.
The former Federal Commissioner for Information noted that though he was among those who campaigned against the emergence of Buhari during the election, he said since Nigerians voted for the incumbent President, he must be supported in order to enable him succeed in the task ahead.
He added that the way Jonathan conceded defeat had also made the task of governing the country easier for President Buhari.
Clark said, “I have congratulated President Buhari and today, he is our President. He’s not the President of a section of the country.
“Buhari is fit for the job and he’s capable of leading us. We will support him.
“Campaigns are over and a winner has emerged. We must come together after the election and give our support to the President.
“The loser of the election, who had all the powers to do and undo, came out to congratulate the President.
“That action of the former President is the best thing that has happened in this country”.
Clark expressed the belief that Jonathan conceded defeat and congratulated Buhari because of his love for the country.
“You can only be the President of the country when it is intact. All of us must join hands together to support President Buhari”, he added.
Clark pleaded with those who might not agree with President Buhari to bid their time until 2019 when elections would be held again, saying “this is when there will be another opportunity for election”.
“Then Nigerians would determine if the President has done well or not. Democracy has come to stay in the country”, he added.
He also counseled Nigerians to on the need to borrow a leaf from the attitude exhibited by the people of the United Kingdom, whom he said, had forgotten about their last election, which was held in May.
Clark said members of both the Conservatives and the Labour Party had been living together in peace as if nothing had happened.
He stressed that those who thought he would die because his party, the Peoples Democratic Party and his godson, former President Jonathan lost the election, were shortsighted.
The Ijaw leader explained that as an elder statesman, he was duty bound to support whoever won election to lead the nation.
“Those who think I would die because of the outcome of election are missing it. Why should I die? I’m a Nigerian.
“I will support whoever wins. My advice to the President and the All Progressives Congress is that they should have regard for the country and work with all.
“The issue of winner takes all is not in our interest. People are bound to vote for or against you. Those who voted for you believed in you and those who voted for another person believed in another person”, he said.