Mr. Peter Obi, Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the February 25, 2023, election, has described Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, the National Leader of the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF), as “a crusader of national peace and unity, an icon of truth and justice and an embodiment of courage and fearlessness.”
Mr. Obi, former Governor of Anambra State, in a tweet, where he celebrated the former Minister of Education as he turned 96, acknowledged that Chief Clark is “a very respected father-figure and elder statesman and thanked God “for the blessings of good health and longevity he enjoys.”
Mr. Obi said that Chief Clark “has remained at the vanguard of the fight against injustice of the poor, oppression of the masses and disregard for the rule of law,” stressing that he “consistently speaks truth to power, standing as a moral compass for leaders.
“He is a lover of good governance, accountability in office, adherence to the rule of law and implementation of equity and justice in governance.”
Also, the LP leader said, Chief Clark has always “believed in and supported the vision of a better, united and secure Nigeria that will be beneficial to all Nigerians.”
Obi prayed God to bless the elder statesman “with more abundant health of mind and body, and may you continue to inspire our generation in the path of truth and justice. Happy 96th Birthday Chief Edwin Clark! -PO.”