Ijaw leader and a former Federal Commissioner for Information in the First Republic, Chief Edwin Clark, has come under fire from many persons following his statement that accused Nigeria’s immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan of lacking the will power to fight corruption during his administration.
He said: “Jonathan didn’t have the political will-power to fight corruption. He’s too much a gentleman. Drivers of yesterday are living in palatial buildings now under his government. In advanced countries, when you are living above your means, people query you. That’s not so in Nigeria. Former governors and lawmakers are now asking for immunity. Jonathan meant well for this country, but the will power to fight corruption was not there.”
So, Mr. Patrick Obahiagbon, decided to lend his own voice in addvton to those of others lashing Clark for making such statement.
In a statement made available to the public on Friday, October 9, 2015 Obahiagbon said:
“I read with smug satiation and righteous indignation the abjuration of Chief Edwin Clark to the effect that Jonathan didn’t have the political will power to fight corruption…..Drivers of yesterday are living in palatial buildings now under his government. I would expect that this animadversion from Papa Clark would put an irrefragable quietus to all Jonathanian political jingoists still spewing and yarning Goebbelian sputum in support of former President Jonathan. This is because if there exists anybody who should have intimate knowledge of the concentric layers of malversation that characterized the failed Jonathan administration, it would be Papa Clark, the self proclaimed father of Jonathan. But has Papa Clark said anything new? The answer is a resounding NO and that was why Nigerians voted for President Buhari in their gargantuan numbers. Am happy that President. Buhari is already discharging his historical duties to our admiration. But that it took the eschewable fall of Jonathan for Papa Clark to peregrinate the road of the biblical Damascus and the scales thus falling off the eyes of Jonathan’s political father is not only execrable but demonstrates a putrid and rancid narration of the story of Nigeria’s political class as a Damnosa Hereditas.”