“You’re a great patriot, exemplary leader” – Jonathan hails Edwin Clark at 93
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has hailed elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark who turned 93 today.
He described the nonagenarian as a great patriot and exemplary leader who has helped keep Nigeria united
Jonathan further described Clark as an ambassador of truth, peace and justice that has contributed immensely to the political stability of the Niger Delta.
“I felicitate with you, your family, and the entire Ijaw nation on the occasion of your 93rd birthday.
“You are a great patriot, an exemplary leader who has contributed so much to Nigeria’s unity and political stability, especially in the Niger Delta.
“As an elder statesman, you are an ambassador of peace, truth, and justice. Even at old age, you have continued to be an inspiration to Nigerians of different generations.
“As you celebrate, I wish more years of God’s guidance, peace and sound health. On behalf of my family, I wish you a happy birthday,” Jonathan wrote.
Similarly, Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege said that Clark’s counsel to administrators past and present has helped to keep them in check.
“I heartily felicitate with you, your family and join your friends, associates and innumerable admirers to celebrate with you on your birthday and wish you good health and greater prosperity in the years ahead.
“No one is in doubt of your commitment to nation-building. You have immensely contributed to Nigeria’s growth both as a public servant and as a private citizen, offering counsel to several administrations,” Omo-Agege said in a statement signed by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yomi Odunuga.