by Ranti Joseph
Former Federal Commissioner for Information and South- South leader, Edwin Clark has condemned in very strong terms, the presentation of Certificate of Commendation by the President of the United States of America (USA) Barack Obama to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Attahiru Jega.
Speaking to Journalists on Tuesday in Abuja, Chief Clark stressed that the presentation of a Certificate of Commendation to Jega over the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections March 28th, 2015 with the Governorship and State Houses of Assembly polls yet to be conducted was too hasty,
Clark who urged the US to leave Nigeria alone, said that Nigeria remains an independent country capable of doing its things, its own way and not according to the dictates of the western world, adding,” I was surprised that Barack Obama gave Professor Attahiru Jega an award when the elections are still on.
“Obama should be tactful in handling the affairs of Africa. US should leave us alone, Nigeria is an Independent country. They tried it Egypt, they should not try anything in Nigeria.”