Clark Slams Obasanjo Over Attacks On Jonathan, Ijaw Nation
Chief Edwin Clark, has berated former President Olusegun Obasanjo over perceived disparaging comments against Ijaw nation, particularly former Presdent Goodluck Jonathan, in “Against the Run of Play,” a new book by former presidential spokesman, Olusegun Adeniyi.
In an open letter to Obasanjo, Chief Clark also accused the book’s author of giving room to the former president to insult the Ijaw in perceived measure by Adeniyi to mend his strained relations with Obasanjo over “Some very unpalatable remarks about you (Obasanjo)” in the author’s earlier work, “Power, Politics and Death.”
Describing the book as a conspiracy between the author and Obasanjo to “incite other Nigerian leaders to disparage Ijaw leaders,” Clark said that Obasanjo had no justification to cast aspersions at others when he has several scandalous issues around him.
He told Obasanjo that, “In your narration in Adeniyi’s new book, there is nothing you said which you did not say in your false and self-aggrandised book containing assertions and character which you do not possess, yet you are assassinating the character and libeling patriotic and decent leaders and people of Nigeria, including innocent late President Yar’Adua and former President Goodluck Jonathan.