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Boko Haram asked Jonathan to convert to Islam, sent him a letter - Clark

Boko Haram asked Jonathan to convert to Islam, sent him a letter - Clark

- Chief Edwin Clark has said President Buhari's inability to solve insecurity in the country is shocking

- The elder statesman said the insurgent group had asked Goodluck Jonathan to convert to Islam during his tenure as president

- Clark appealed to the insurgent group to stop their horrible acts

An elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, has said that Boko Haram insurgent group sent a letter to Goodluck Jonathan when he was the president to convert to Islam.

Clark also said that the inability of President Muhammadu Buhari to counter insecurity in the last four years is something he finds distressing, Vanguard reports.

The statesman also added that Boko Haram insurgency in the country has the influence of some top government officials and some very placed politicians.

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He buttressed his point by saying that some service chiefs were present at the meeting when Abba Marama, who was abducted and later released by the group, delivered the letter to Jonathan.

He said: “I call on President Buhari to honestly come to terms with the stark truth, that his current efforts with his security apparatus are grossly inadequate for the task.

“I call on Mr. President to urgently convene a sober ‘National Discourse on National Security’ of former Heads of State, Presidents, statesmen and leaders, women and selected youths in Nigeria to work out a consensual and amicable resolution of this long, seemingly intractable, challenge afflicting the country since the entry of Boko Haram menace in the national psyche.”

The elder statesman also appealed to the insurgent group to stop the horrible acts they carry out in the country, adding that as it stands, Nigeria does not have any other country aside the one they are in.

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that the former Senate president and secretary of the Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Adolphus Wabara, has said that the party would not have lost the 2015 presidential poll if former President Goodluck Jonathan took the advice not to contest the election.

The former BOT secretary said this in an interview with Vanfuard in Aba, as he also explained that he visited the Goodluck in 2011 and warned him about the expected loss of power by the party if he contests the 2015 presidential poll.

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