Why Clark Endorsed Peter Obi: Addressing reporters at his residence in Asokoro, Abuja, Clark said that with the former governor of Anambra as Nigeria’s president, the country would be more united.

According to him, whoever should be the next president of the country should have education and experience, stressing that South-East should be allowed to produce the next president of the country.

He insisted that the area has resourceful and educated people who can run the country.

What you should know: Clark’s endorsement comes two days after Obasanjo endorsed the Labor Party’s presidential candidate.

Obasanjo has come under heavy criticism since announcing his chosen candidate.

When criticizing Obasanjo, Garba ShehuPrincipal Special Assistant for Media and Publicity to the President, he made a lengthy statement on Monday, January 2, 2023, in response to the former president, saying that he would naturally stop at nothing to attack the person of Buhari because of his lead. records.

The Congress of All Progressives, APC, presidential candidate, tinubou ballhas described Obasanjo’s endorsement of Peter Obi as futile.

Tinubu said that Obasanjo lacked the political goodwill or influence in Nigeria to make Obi win the presidential election.

Speaking through your Director of Media and Publicity, Onanuga BayTinubu said that the former president was a political paperweight.

Clark’s involvement in the political process began during the pre-independence period when he was elected a Bomadi Councilor in 1953. Clark later joined the National Council of Nigeria and Cameroon (NCNC). While studying at Holborn College, he was active in the West African Students’ Union.

After the military coup of January 1966, Clark was among a group of delegates from the Midwest who opposed any idea of ​​confederation brought up at an ad-hoc constitutional conference organized by Gowon in 1966. The delegation’s mandate was the Nigerian unity and when proposals for a loose federation were put forward, delegates from the region called for a postponement.

Clark was later appointed Midwest Commissioner of Education and then Finance. As education commissioner, he was active in establishing a Midwestern College of Technology which became the foundation of the University of Benin.

During the second republic, he was a member of the national executive committee of the Nigerian National Party (NPN) and was the party treasurer in Bendel State (now partly Delta State and formerly the province of the Midwest region ). . In 1983, he was a senator-elect for three months at the twilight of the Shagari administration.

As of 1996, Clark describes himself as the leader of the Ijaw nation. He supported the Ijaw ethnic group in Delta state during an ethnic crisis in Warri and has led Ijaw leadership delegations to meet political leaders.