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Niger Delta’s Edwin Clark Endorses Peter Obi For President

Edwin Clark

An Ijaw leader from Niger Delta region, Chief Edwin Clark, has endorsed the Presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi for the 2023 general elections.

Chief Clark announced his position at a news briefing in Abuja today, January 3.

Clark said that his endorsement of Obi is based on  honesty, trust and transparency, all of which he said Obi displayed when he was governor of Anambra State.

He called on Obi to tackle the issues of the injustices and environmental degradation in the Niger Delta region if elected as President.

Amid the negative reactions from other contenders and parties, Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom,has also declared support for Obi.

Governor Ortom’s Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Terver Akase, in a statement today, January 3, said that the governor “strongly recommends Peter Obi to Nigerians as the man who has the capacity to effectively tackle the economic, security and other challenges facing the country”.

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The Governor said that if he were not a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) he would have personally led Obi’s campaign across the country.

Governor Ortom is one of five aggrieved PDP governors known as G5. The group led by Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike also has Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu) and Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia) as members.

The governors have refused to campaign for the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, insisting on the removal of the party’s National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, as a condition for revolving the internal dispute in the party.

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