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Ohanaeze Felicitates Clark @ 97




By Daniel Dafe

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has felicitated the National Leader of the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF),Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark as he clocks 97 on Saturday, May 25, 2024, describing him as “a life time achiever, a dogged and fearless patriot, pathfinder and one of the most patriotic icons of our time, astute politician, philanthropist and educationist..

In a statement signed by Chief Dr. Engr. Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu (Ahaejiagamba Ndigbo), the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Ohanaeze added that “Chief Clark is one of the few detribalized Nigerians with an unassailable passion for the Igbo, just as he recalled how Clark facilitated the renovation and equipment of the Queens School, Enugu with state of the art facilities, shortly after the Nigerian Biafran civil war.”

He added: “Eminent Igbo women that passed through the school, such as Justice Rose Ukeje (rtd), Justice Victoria Nebo, Prof. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Prof. Ifeoma Enemuo, Prof. Ifeoma Egbuonu, Mrs. Justina Offia (SAN), Prof. Gloria Chukwukere, etc, are some of the testaments of Clark magnanimity. Thus, Clark has remained one of the Patrons of the School to the present day.”

Continuing, the group said “Clark has often spoken vehemently against the Igbo marginalisation and that the agitations by the Igbo are justified,” saying “during the 2023 presidential election, Clark stood firmly for Peter Obi; among many others.”

The statement said further: “Chief E K Clark is an exceptional courageous Nigerian who speaks truth to power, both in dictatorship and in democracy; the voice of the voiceless; the father of the fatherless, defender of the oppressed, justice crusader and a renowned moral edifice.

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Adding: “The Leader, we are indeed very delighted that your charismatic inter-ethnic acumen, intellectual prowess, visionary and prophetic uncompromising stand on national issues are the incontrovertible virtues that have cast your name in gold for generations yet unborn.”

The statement continued: “I am happy that the Almighty has rewarded your milk of human kindness and generosity with a physical fitness, mental alertness, accomplishments and fulfilment at 97; and counting.

“On behalf of all the National Executive Committee (NEC), the Youth and Women Wings of Ohanaeze Ndigbo and indeed all the sons and daughters of Igbo land, I wish you many more years in stable health and sound mind.”


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