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Published On: Fri, Feb 14th, 2014

AIT Boss, Dokpesi Replies E.K. Clark, Says He is a ‘Gatecrasher’

AIT Boss, Chief Raymond Dokpesi

LAGOS FEBRUARY 14TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The Chairman of DAAR Communications Plc., Chief Raymond Dokpesi, Wednesday took on Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, over his warning to President Goodluck Jonathan not to consider him as a candidate to fill the position of chief of staff.
Clark, at a news conference in his Kiagbodo, Delta State country home on Tuesday, had described Dokpesi as unfit for the office because he could not be trusted with the position as he had worked against the president’s interest in the past.
He spoke against the backdrop of media reports that Dokpesi was one of the candidates being considered to replace Chief Mike Ogiadomhe, who resigned from the position on Monday.
But Dokpesi, in a statement by his Executive Assistant, Mrs. Okiemute Olori, said Clark should be ignored as he was an “irritating interloper,” who had done more harm than good to the Jonathan administration.
“This is not the first time Clark will be engaging in this kind of unbridled and unwarranted attacks on the person and character of Dokpesi.
“Nigerians, who are very familiar with the comic ranting of Clark against Dokpesi and other prominent Nigerians will agree that responding to him amounts to dignifying an irritating interloper.
“We would like to alert Nigerians to the fact that Clark has a deep seated hatred for Dokpesi and has never hidden that fact and as such we see Clark’s attacks on Dokpesi as premeditated and pre-emptive.
“Whatever modest contribution Dokpesi has made to the growth and development of Nigeria has been by the special grace of God and he would not be distracted by the likes of Clark who has apologised to all Nigerians for his untoward remarks in the past that negated his selfish claim to elder statesmanship.
“Time will soon tell whether Clark has served the interest of Nigeria in the past few years since President Jonathan assumed office or whether he has been merely an agent of provocation, irritation and disunity.
“Clark belongs to the old generation that does not believe in the unity of Nigeria and has done more harm than good to the present administration in pursuit of his parochial interests,” the statement read in part.

Source: CKN

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