South-South Leader, Senator Edwin Clark, has lashed out at state governors and former Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and All Progressives Congress, APC, accusing them of using their powers and states’ resources to undercut and overrule the decisions of their parties.Read More
FRONTLINE Pentecostal preacher and Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission TREM, Dr. Mike Okonkwo has condemned the recent raid on the Abuja home of elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, describing it as an unacceptable act.
Speaking in an interview after the 19th Mike Okonkwo Annual Lecture to mark his 73rd birthday, the former Vice President of CAN, lamented that the Police could throw caution to the wind by trying to intimidate an elder statesman for his stringent views on restructuring.
The bishop, however, appealed to aggrieved militants of the Niger-Delta, who may have been angered by the invasion on the privacy of the elder statesman for speaking the truth on national issues, to sheathe their swords and maintain peace in the Niger Delta.
Okonkwo who believes that Nigeria is a great country, blamed the political class for all the current socio-political challenges responsible for Nigeria overtaking India as the country with the largest number of extremely poor people in the world.
“I will say that politicians are not really sincere about the progress of this country in the sense that all these cross carpeting and defections are not for the interest of Nigeria. Rather, it’s for personal interest. They are not serious and they are just playing on the minds of Nigerians and virtually abusing us and asking us what can we do?
On the killings in the Middle Belt, he stated that the Church is praying, “but my major concern is that we are not getting the accurate information.
Look at the one that happened Wednesday, you went to the mines and shot people, are there grasses in the mine? For me, the continued killing is purely nothing but terrorism. If you understand how terrorists function, they function in such a way that they are like a parallel government to the existing government… so the authorities must take decisive actions on those behind the killings.’’
ASABA- NIGER –DELTA agitators, weekend, raised the alarm that the Federal Government was carrying out ethnic cleansing against the Ijaw people and deploying “shock awe technique” among others to overawe and silence those it considered opponents of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.Read More
SENATOR James Manager, PDP, Delta South, yesterday, condemned, in very strong terms, the raid of the Abuja home of nonagenarian, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, by the police, just as he called for an open and comprehensive investigation into the incident.Read More
Elder statesman, Edwin Clark, says he has forgiven those that invaded his house over alleged stockpiling of firearms.Read More
FORMER Federal Commissioner for Information and South South Leader, Chief Edwin Clark whose Asokoro residence was raided by the Police, for alleged possession of arms and ammunition, yesterday said that the sacking of those policemen who carried out the act was not enough if future occurrences must be averted as they must not be made to serve as scapegoats.Read More
ELDER statesman and prominent Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, yesterday, wrote a petition to President Muhammadu Buhari, insisting that the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, and top police officers were behind the raid at his Abuja home, on Tuesday.Read More
The immediate past Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has called for immediate sack of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotum Idris, over Tuesday’s illegal invasion and search of the House of elder statesmen and Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark by the police.Read More
Police on Wednesday listed names of those who took part in raiding the residence of former Federal Commissioner for Information and South-South Leader, Chief Edwin Clark.Read More
THE Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris,yesterday, dispatched a high-powered delegation of top police officers, led by a Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG, to meet with elder statesman and Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, following earlier search of his Abuja home by the police.Read More