Elder statesman and the Leader of Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Chief Edwin Clark has revealed that southern politicians have been warned not to accept running mate positions from any northern candidate if both the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) refuse to zone the presidency to the south.
In a chat with journalists, saying any southern politician that accepts such a position would be regarded as unpatriotic.
Our politicians have been warned not to accept a running mate position from any northern candidate because they cannot do with us and we cannot do without them.
This will show how serious we are and anybody who offers himself as a running mate will be regarded as the most unpatriotic and one who has sold his own side of the country and not worthy of being respected and honoured.”
Describing the growing number of presidential aspirants from the southern part of the country as madness and unrealistic,most of them are just playing double game.
Clark wondered where aspirants from the ruling APC were getting N100 million to pay for the forms considering the level of hunger in the country.