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Chief Edwin Clark: The Ambiguities of an Elder Statesman

Edwin Clark

I am constrained to lend my voice on the recent masturbation and ejaculation on Ex-president Goodluck Jonathan due to his alleged weakness to fight corruption by a self-imposed elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark [pictured above].

Few days ago, Chief Edwin Clark made headlines in most National Newspapers, wherein in his usual posturing, threw hard stones on former President Goodluck Jonathan. He accused the ex-president of lacking the Will power (Political Will) to fight corruption. Edwin Clark also announced his disengagement from politics and from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

At over 85 years of age, Edwin Clark should be respected, but unfortunately this man has constantly made himself available to be insulted by “small boys” who are young enough to be his grandchildren. It is said that an elder does not stay in a house or place where a goat is entrapped. It is the duty of an elderly man to advice, caution and rebuke his children when they are doing the wrong things. An elder who supports corruption and corrupt practices is not worthy to be respected. An elder, who encouraged a sitting president to go against his commitment with major stakeholders in the country, and later turn around to blame the President, is not worthy to be respected.

We were all in this country when all these happened before our very eyes. Today, because political power has changed hands, someone is now making an attempt to re-write history, and thereafter warm his way into the heart and mind of the new man who is currently in-charge in the country. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo was the “Original” godfather to President Goodluck Jonathan. It was Obasanjo who made Jonathan Governor of Bayelsa state. It was Obasanjo who made Jonathan Vice President of Nigeria. It was Obasanjo who ensured that Jonathan became President, when it was obvious that President Umaru Yar’Adua was terminally ill. Other eminent Nigerians played major roles as well. 

Then suddenly from nowhere, perhaps due to ethnic consideration, Chief Edwin Clark emerged and dislodged Obasanjo by “cutting off his hands” (apologies to Joe Igbokwe) from the Presidential seat occupied by Jonathan, and effectively took over as the new godfather. Edwin Clark reportedly relocated to Abuja from Delta State. He set up an “Office” and became the centre of attraction for politicians, bootlickers, sycophants and Businessmen who allegedly came to seek audience with President Jonathan. To book an appointment to see President Jonathan was a multi-Billion Naira business. Regrettably, Edwin Clark was reportedly “Chairman and Managing Director” of that business empire. This is corruption of the highest order.

President Jonathan is a gentleman per excellence. He reportedly signed an undertaking that he would not contest the 2015 Presidential election. He even made a public declaration to that effect. But it was Chief Edwin Clark who persuaded and encouraged Jonathan to go against that commitment, and he went ahead to declare his intention to contest the 2015 Presidential election. The resultant effect was that Jonathan was dumped by political gladiators who would have delivered him at the polls. 

It was Edwin Clark who was insulting, assaulting and threatening to deal with every “Okeke, Okafor, Okorie and Okonkwo” in this country if Jonathan was not allowed to continue in Office. 

It was Jonathan’s god father (Edwin Clark) who made it clear to every “Shehu, Mohammed, Ibrahim and Adamu” that there was no corruption in the government of President Jonathan. With his current vituperations against his godson, Edwin Clark has exposed himself as a man not worthy to be called a leader. Edwin Clark was there when “Drivers were building palatial mansions”, yet he did nothing, he said nothing and could not even caution his son, Jonathan. Perhaps because he too was benefiting from the “Oil Well” flowing from Aso-Rock.

On the issue of corruption proper; some notable Nigerians including Obasanjo had accused the immediate past government of corrupt practices and lacking the Will to fight the monster. But it was Chief Edwin Clark who openly declared that Jonathan was his son and free from Corruption. In fact, Obasanjo and Edwin Clark were constantly at each other’s throat, with their nonsensical open letters which they used to pollute the sensitivities and sensibilities of Nigerians.

I remember when I was the Senior Special Assistant on Media and later, on Special Duties at the Imo State House of Assembly. I uncovered large scale fraud running into billions of naira, involving the then Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly (Rt. Hon. Benjamin Uwajumogu), his Chief of Staff (Kodichi Anamekwe) and others. Chief Edwin Clark was one of those I contacted and informed of the large scale fraud. I followed it up with a petition to EFCC exposing in details, the fraud. Again I sent hard copy of the petition to Edwin Clark in April 2014. 

Unfortunately after going through the petition and enclosed documents, the elder statesman “lacked the Will Power to follow it up” even though I also sent hard copies to Force Headquarters and other relevant places.  The question is: what moral justification does Edwin Clark have to condemn and attack former President Jonathan? Is it because the “Oil Well” has stopped flowing to him? It is indeed very unfortunate.

I am happy that Eminent Nigerians including Ex-militants have all come out to condemn Edwin Clark betrayal of Goodluck Jonathan. This old man parading himself as an elder statesman must be told that this is the time the former President need him most. But rather than taking up this responsibility of being with the humiliated Jonathan, who has become the first incumbent President to lose an election: Edwin Clark chose to publicly stab Jonathan by masturbating and ejaculating on his face. Yes, Edwin Clark is now frustrated, so he “POURED” his frustration on Jonathan’s face. Too bad!

Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha

It is high time leaders and elder statesmen weigh their speeches before going public. Elder statesmen should be sources of blessings to this country. They should be sources of blessings to the new generation of leaders in this country. They should be sources of inspiration to the Nigerian Youth. But most unfortunately, some of these old men are daily disappointing us with their unguarded talks and selfish attacks on their benefactors. If Jonathan had been re-elected, believe me, Edwin Clark would have been the first person to congratulate him by telling us how wonderful, mercurial and great his son is. Now that reverse is the case, Edwin Clark has shown that he is an ingrate, desperado, senseless and a glorified bootlicker.

The author

If the likes of this so called elder statesman are not called to order, they would continue in their “Ejaculatory Outbursts” of constantly making unguarded statements. Nigeria has changed, so have its youths. We will no longer condone rubbish from Edwin Clark and his likes. They should visit National Icons like Professor Anezi Okoro, Professor Chukwuemeka Ike, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia, Dr. Nnanna Ukegbu, Pastor Gbile Akanni, etc. and have good tutorials on how to be responsible and respected elder statesmen. 

A word is enough for the wise!

Citizen (Dr) Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha, FCAI; 07032934037, follow me on facebook @ Citizen Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha

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