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Saturday, August 06, 2016

Clark Says Obasanjo Left Prison With 20K But Is Now One Of W’Africa’s Wealthiest Ex-Presidents

Edwin Clark, elder statesman and Ijaw national leader, says he has always been in support of the fight against corruption, recalling how he challenged former President Olusegun Obasanjo for having just N20,000 when he left prison but is now one of the wealthiest ex-presidents in West Africa.



Addressing reporters at his Warri, Delta state residence on Friday, Clark said he confronted Obasanjo with this allegation in the era of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Maintaining that Nigerians know his stance against corruption, Clark spoke on the role he played in the conviction of James Ibori, former Delta state governor, who is currently serving a jail term in London.
“I talked about corruption during the time of erstwhile President Obasanjo and Yar’ Adua,” he said.
“During Jonathan’s time, I accused Chief Obasanjo that he was the most corrupt ex-president Nigeria had ever produced. I said that he left prison with only N20,000, but today he is one of the wealthiest former presidents in the whole of West Africa.

“I was also in the forefront of fighting our former governor, Chief James Ibori, leading to him being sentenced UK. Every Nigerian is aware of this. I led the crusade against him especially when a judge dropped the charges against him.”
Clark said people accusing him of not speaking against corruption were “unpatriotic”.

Responding to a recent critical piece against him, the Ijaw leader said: “Ordinarily, I shouldn’t have reply to it because whoever is the author is vicious, wicked and not a patriotic Nigerian. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have written I never spoke against corruption during the time of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
“I said the author is being vicious because I have been talking about corruption even before the time of Jonathan.”

Source:  The Cable



14 comments:

  1. This oga Clark is funny sha. Hahhahahaha
    How did he know OBJ left prison with just 20k?
    Don't know but this is funny to me.

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    1. Don't mind this man. He's looking for PMB's attention.

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  2. People who were also on benefits and grew up in poverty are millionaires today

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  3. Papa Clark, abeg nor vex but all the gifts those who were flocking to your Abuja residence when they wanted to be your candidate for Delta primaries gave to you, was it not from ill gotten wealth? As far as I am concerned, 99.9 percent of Politicians and top office holders are corrupt. They all stole from us. QED.

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  4. 1st it was jonathan, now obj! Abeg pick a better hussle.
    Yeyere!!!

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  5. When God turned around the captivity of zion, they were like them that dream.
    God please pick my call as you picked Baba Iyabo's call.

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  6. Baba Clark, is it your wealth ? Leave OBJ alone and face the problem in your Creek. You are corrupt too, we saw all you did when your brother jona was there.

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  7. Baba Clark, is it your wealth ? Leave OBJ alone and face the problem in your Creek. You are corrupt too, we saw all you did when your brother jona was there.

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    1. Faith Mayor Na you be this?

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  8. Edwin Clark is talking like a saint. He was a Federal Commissioner of Information during Gowon's regime, he was very corrupt. Muritala Mohammed's government confiscated many of his properties.

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  9. Old navy so life be

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