- South-south leader, Chief Edwin Clark, reacts to a twisted version of a personal letter he wrote to Senate president, Bukola Saraki in 2013
- The elder statesman and convener of the Pan-Niger Delta Forum, said he stands by the Senate president, in his current travails
- Clark clarified the letter he wrote five years ago to the Senate president, adding that the letter circulating on social media, was aimed at misleading the public
Elder statesman and convener of the Pan-Niger Delta Forum, Chief Edwin Clark, on Tuesday, August 14, said he stands by the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, in his current travails, Vanguard reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that the south-south leader has also denied writing an open letter to the Senate president, Saraki, saying that the letter which is trending on the social media is the handiwork of mischief makers.
The Ijaw leader who in a statement signed on Wednesday, August 15, observed that the issue which prompted the letter had been adequately addressed.
He stated that he is proud of Saraki for protecting the legacies of his late father, Olusola Saraki.
Senator Clark, who was reacting to a twisted version of a personal letter he wrote Senator Saraki in 2013, on the social media, said: “Today, I have a duty to stand by my son, Dr. Bukola Saraki and also defend him from any act of persecution aimed at destroying his illustrious political career and his father’s rich legacy.
“My attention has been drawn to a letter (albeit altered) on the above subject matter currently being circulated in the social media, with the intent to misinform and mislead the reading public.
“The said letter which I wrote over five years ago was written out of despair and anger at the time to reach Saraki, who was then the Governor of Kwara State, in order to mediate in a misunderstanding between my very close friend, his father, late Dr. Olusola Saraki, his daughter, Senator Gbemi Saraki on one side, and his son, Dr. Bukola Saraki himself.
“The circumstances that led to my writing the letter had been settled long ago. Today, Bukola Saraki is my son with whom I enjoy a good relationship. It is, therefore, surprising that the letter written over five years ago was altered in the said social media publication to suit the whims and caprices of the authors.
“Let me reinstate that the late Dr Olusola Saraki, father of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, was my very good friend and colleague, in the Senate of the Second Republic, where he was Senate leader. Thereafter, both of us were leaders of our respective geopolitical zones. While he was leader of the Northern Union, NU, I was leader of the South-South Peoples Assembly, SSPA.”
NAIJ.com previously reported that the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has said that the Senate president would be legally impeached.
Oshiomhole said the ruling party has resolved to explore every legal means to ensure the impeachment of Bukola Saraki.
Speaking at the meeting with lawmakers of the National Assembly, the national chairman of the ruling party said Saraki would be impeached and replaced with a loyal party member.
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