BY FESTUS AHON, Ughelli
FORMER Federal commissioner for Information and Ijaw National Leader, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark has promised to sheathe his swords and reconcile with all members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in order to move the party forward in Delta State.
Clark made the promise when the Truth and Reconciliation Committee of the party in the State headed by Dr. Cairo Ojougboh paid him a condolence visit in his Kiagbodo country home, Burutu Local Government Area of the state over the death of his daughter.
While thanking them for the visit, he pledged his support to the committee. He added that genuine reconciliation was the only panacea to repositioning and improving the fortunes of the party in the State.
He lamented the poor outing of PDP in some parts of the state in the last April 2011 general elections, adding that in 1999, 2003 and 2007, the party swept the polls in the state.
Clarke reiterated that President Goodluck Jonathan and the national leadership of party were in support of reconciliation with aggrieved party members across the country and said all hands must be on deck to bring back Delta state PDP to its glory.
He said: “PDP is not owned by one person, we are all members of PDP. Anybody who is against reconciliation is an enemy of the party. My problem with Uduaghan is not personal but political”.
Earlier in his speech, Chairman of the Committee, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh on behalf of members of the committee, commiserated with Chief Clark over the death of his daughter.
Ojougboh described Chief Clark as a father to all and a man of peace and said it was time for aggrieved members to be reconciled so as to reposition and rebrand the party to face the challenges ahead.