Elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark has described as unfortunate, President Muhammadu Buhari’s stance which appeared to query the legality of a decision by Governors of Nigeria’s southern states to ban open grazing in their region.
Mr Buhari had on Monday described the actions of the Southern Governors Forum as acts of politicking intended to demonstrate their power.
“It is very clear that there was no solution offered from their resolutions to the herder-farmer clashes that have been continuing in our country for generations.
“It is equally true that their announcement is of questionable legality, given the Constitutional right of all Nigerians to enjoy the same rights and freedoms within every one of our 36 states (and FCT) -regardless of the state of their birth or residence,” Mr Buhari had said.
But 94-year-old Clark who was a guest on ARISE News Tuesday observed that the Nigerian leader’s statements depict a president who represents a section of the country, and advised that the Nigerian leader retracts the statement.