•Calls on N/Delta militants to cease fire
•Charges Buhari to initiate dialogue with real militants
Ijaw leader and elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark has restated that the only way out of the present security, economic and political logjam in the country is restructuring.
Clark made this known at a Stakeholders Consultative Meeting of Niger Delta Coastal States ongoing at the conference hall of the Petroleum Training Institute (PTI) in Warri, Delta State.
The former minister of information stated that restructuring the country as being presently agitated for by various associations and individuals would not break the country as being misconstrued.
He said restructuring would rather strengthen the country and move it forward, adding that it would enable each region to grow at its pace.
Clark warned that the people of the region will never be subservient to other parts of the country.
The elder statesman, who urged President Buhari to initiate dialogue with real militants, admonished youths in the region to embrace ceasefire and refrain from destructive tendencies.
He called on the federal government to implement the contents of the 2014 national conference especially the area of restructuring and regionalism.
He lauded former head of state, Yakubu Gowon, former vice presidents Atiku Abubakar and Alex Ekwueme for speaking in support of restructuring of the country.
At the meeting are Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa and representatives of governors from other states in the Niger delta region as well as traditional leaders and youths.