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Published On: Mon, May 13th, 2013

Ijaw National Congress Condemns Media Attack on E.K.Clark ..Advises Orubebe to Tender Unreserved Apology

Chief E.K. Clark

Ijaw National Congress (INC) has condemned in strong term the recent media attack on Ijaw Leader and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark by those suspected to be associates of Minister of the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe after the Elder statesman had addressed a press conference advising the people of Delta State to oppose the Minister’s ambition of becoming the governor of Delta State.
The group also advised the Minister to tender unreserved apology to the Ijaw leader.
Reacting to the media attack in a press statement titled, “Re: Attack On Chief. E. K. Clark by Elder Godsday Orubebe’s Surrogates,” jointly signed by INC Vice President, Engr. Ebieridei Charles Ambaiowei and Secretary General Sir Theodore O. Ezonfade made available to Urhobotoday, the group who said they were dismayed over Orubebe’s associates media attack on the person of E.K.Clark for reasons they could not been able to comprehend.

The group advised Orubebe to use the same national press to immediately render unreserved apology to Clark and further call his surrogates to order, adding that it should be done without pre-conditions demand from the elder Statesman.
The statement read, “The attention of the Ijaw National Congress (INC) has been drawn to a press war after interviews granted by our foremost Ijaw leader and Chairman Board of Trustees of INC, Chief Dr. Sen. E. K. Clark touched on the Honourable Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe.
“Congress is dismayed that Elder Godsday Orubebe contemplated and even carried out attacks in newspapers on the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Congress, a highly respected leader and 86 years old statesman for reasons we are so far unable to fathom. What a naked dance of Elder Orubebe!!!. Therefore, we advise the Honourable Minister to concentrate on his ministerial work to uplift the country and the Niger Delta in particular which our people have so much expectations.
“Congress therefore wish to advise Elder Godsday Orubebe, his political associates and followers to pursue their political ambition with decorum, peacefully and without acrimony; and desist from any further attacks on the person of Chief E. K. Clark so as not to cause crises and dissentions in the Ijaw Nation.
“Congress seizes this opportunity to once again urge all political office holders particularly at the national level to concentrate on their jobs and bring democracy dividends to the people. We urge Elder Godsday Orubebe to use the same national press to immediately render unreserved apology to the revered papa Edwin Kiagbodo Clark and further call his surrogates to order. This should be done without pre-conditions demanded on the elder Statesman.”

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