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Okowa greets Edwin Clark at 93, says he is a fearless, patriotic leader


DELTA State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has congratulated Ijaw national leader and elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, as he clocks 93 years old today.

Describing Clark as a fearless and patriotic leader, who cares for the interests of his people and the peaceful co-existence of Nigerians, said that Clark had worked hard to place his name in the annals of history as a great fighter of the Niger Delta course.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Olisa Ifeajika in Asaba yesterday, the governor further described Clark as a respectable voice on national issues, adding that his unrelenting service to the nation had stood him out as “a great, patriot and fearless leader.”

“The elder statesman’s wise regular counseling and leadership acumen contributed immensely to the stability, growth and development of the Niger Delta region in particular and the entire country in general.

“On this occasion of your 93rd birth anniversary, I heartily rejoice with you and your family, on behalf of the Government and people of Delta,” the statement reads.

Okowa stated that in the past 93 years of a life od outstanding accomplishments and great personal fulfillment, adding, “You have not only served the nation at different levels, but with an uncommon sense of patriotism and unwavering dedication to its peace and unity.

“Till date, you have continued to give yourself in the service of our fatherland through your wise counsels and comments on national issues.

“As an enviable and notable voice in the call for the restructuring of Nigeria, you have made indelible footprints through your contributions to the Niger Delta struggle and we owe you a great deal of appreciation.”


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