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    Clark: Militants are our children… FG must consult us before any negotiation

Clark: Militants are our children… FG must consult us before any negotiation

Edwin Clark, prominent Ijaw leader, says any dialogue between the federal government and militants in the Niger Delta region would not yield result without the involvement of Ijaw elders. Clark said this in Warri on Saturday during a consultative council meeting, which had in attendance Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa governor, and Kingsley Otuaro, Delta deputy governor. The meeting was aimed at reaching common [...]

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    Military action won’t end militancy, Clark tells Buhari

Military action won’t end militancy, Clark tells Buhari

Edwin Clark, Ijaw leader and ally of former President Goodluck Jonathan, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to consider the dialogue approach which his predecessors used to resolve militancy in the Niger Delta region. At a press conference in Abuja, Clark, who condemned the attack on oil installations, said military option was not the best. He also called on ex-militant leaders to break [...]

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    Jonathan never gave me contracts, says Clark

Jonathan never gave me contracts, says Clark

Edwin-Clark, Ijaw leader and ally of former president, Goodluck Jonathan, says he did not benefit any material thing during his tenure. Expressing anger over the reaction that followed some controversial statements he made three weeks ago when he announced his retirement from partisan politics, the elder statesman said his thoughts were misrepresented. Clark had said Jonathan meant well for the country but [...]

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    Clark has humiliated Jonathan, Abati laments

Clark has humiliated Jonathan, Abati laments

Reuben Abati, spokesman of former president, Goodluck Jonathan, says the recent utterances by Edwin Clark, staunch ally of Jonathan, is the worst form of humiliation that his former principal has received since he left office. At a programme to announce his decision to quit partisan politics, Clark had said Jonathan lacked the will to fight corruption. “Jonathan didn’t have the political will to [...]

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    Clark: Jonathan lacked the will to fight corruption

Clark: Jonathan lacked the will to fight corruption

Edwin Clark, Ijaw leader and staunch ally of former President Goodluck Jonathan, on Wednesday declared that the former president lacked the political will to fight corruption.  He also said he was no longer a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and would not join the All Progressives Congress (APC), but would function as an elder statesman. Clark declared support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s [...]

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    Clark to Buhari: Don’t ground N’Delta amnesty

Clark to Buhari: Don’t ground N’Delta amnesty

Edwin Clark, prominent Ijaw leader, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint someone to preside over the amnesty programme of the Niger Delta ex-militants. Addressing journalists in Abuja on Thursday, the elder statesman said the vacuum in the office of chairman of the programme is affecting lot of things in the region. Clark said he had it on good authority that Kingsley Kuku, [...]

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    Buhari fit to rule Nigeria, says Clark

Buhari fit to rule Nigeria, says Clark

Edwin Clark, former minister of information and staunch supporter of former president Goodluck Jonathan, has urged Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari, who he described as being “fit to rule Nigeria”. Speaking at his Abuja residence on Wednesday when a group known as Probity Ambassadors Organisation of Nigeria conferred a lifetime achievement award on him, Clark urged Nigerians to live in [...]

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    Jonathan’s ally, Clark, ready to work with Buhari

Jonathan’s ally, Clark, ready to work with Buhari

Edwin Clark, former minister of information and staunch supporter of President Goodluck Jonathan, has congratulated Muhammadu Buhari over his victory at the March 28 presidential election, pledging to work with him. Commending Jonathan for conceding defeat, Clark observed that through that action, the president has put to shame those who felt the country would cease to exist after the election. “I congratulate [...]

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Clark: Buhari knows B’Haram, he can stop them

Edwin Clark, Nigeria’s former minister of information, is giving Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in next month’s presidential election, an outside chance of ending insecurity in the country. The elder statesman also accused former president Olusegun Obasanjo of supporting Buhari ahead of President Goodluck Jonathan. Clark, who was speaking at a news conference in Abuja, called on the leadership of the [...]

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PDP sweeps council polls in Delta

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has emerged victorious in the local government election which held in Delta state on Saturday. The party won 22 out of the 25 local government areas in the state. Announcing the results, Moses Ogbe, the chairman of Delta State Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC), said fresh election would be conducted in Ndokwa east local government, disclosing that the [...]

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    Clark: Amaechi and Jonathan will soon reconcile

Clark: Amaechi and Jonathan will soon reconcile

Elder statesman, Edwin Clark, believes that the dispute between President Goodluck Jonathan and Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers state would soon be resolved. Despite belonging to the same south-south zone and (previously) the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Amaechi and Jonathan ensured a torrid relationship, and the governor defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Clark is of the opinion that Amaechi is to blame, but he [...]

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    Clark opposes waiver for Ribadu

Clark opposes waiver for Ribadu

Elder statesman, Edwin Clark, has opposed the granting of an automatic waiver to Mallam Nuhu Ribadu to contest the October 11 governorship election in Adamawa state as candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Speaking during a press conference in Abuja, Clark said Ribadu does not deserve such privilege. He urged the leadership of the party not to grant the request because [...]

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    Gaidam, Nyako blast Clark for ‘provocative’ statement

Gaidam, Nyako blast Clark for ‘provocative’ statement

Yobe and Adamawa State governors have come down hard on Edwin Clark, elder statesman and politician, for calling on President Goodluck Jonathan to declare a total state of emergency in the three north-east states presently under the insurgency. Referring to the call as unconstitutional, the governors through their spokesperson issued a statement claiming such comment were veil attempt at sabotaging Nigeria’s democracy. “Their [...]

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