Prominent politicians who helped Wike rise to power, no longer on talking terms with him — Clark

Former Minister of Information, Chief Edwin Clark, has disclosed that prominent politicians including former president Goodluck Jonathan, former Rivers State governors Peter Odili and Rotimi Amaechi, who were responsible for Nyesom Wike’s rise in politics, are no longer on talking terms with the controversial FCT minister.

Clark revealed this on Sunday, June 9, in an open letter to Rivers politician, Senator George Sekibo.

In the letter, the leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, narrated his role and those of other prominent leaders in the politics of Rivers State and how they supported Wike to become the governor of Rivers State.

Clark, in the letter, sought to correct the alleged misgivings by Sekibo, who the elder statesman had claimed was presenting the Ijaws as wanting Wike to bow to them.

Noting that he wanted to put things in their proper perspective, Clark stated: “In my over 70 years in public life. I have been a crusader for what is true, right and just. It is too late for me at this stage to withdraw from my commitment and will continue to fight for justice and the rule of law in Rivers State.

“I would therefore advise you as a politician still in your prime to learn to follow the right causes and learn from history.

“If anything, Wike owes his political life to about four people. Sen. John Mbata and Sen. Andrew Uchendu (who recommended him to Sir Peter Odili to be made Local Government Chairman), Sir Peter Odili, Chief Rotimi Amaechi and above all these people, Mrs Patience Jonathan and her husband, Dr Goodluck Jonathan.

“Unfortunately, today, all of these eminent persons that fed him are no longer on talking terms with him.”

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