- Governor Seriake Dickson has described the police raid of the Abuja residence of Niger Delta leader, Chief Edwin Clark, as an attempt to intimidate the Ijaw people
- Dickson said nobody can intimidate the Ijaw ethnic group, adding that the Ijaw voice would continue to speak out against injustice and inequality in the country
- He, however, commended the elder statesman for his courage and leadership of the Ijaw nation
Bayelsa state governor, Seriake Dickson, has described the recent police raid of the Abuja residence of former federal commissioner for information and south south leader, Chief Edwin Clark, as an attempt to intimidate the Ijaw people.
The Punch reports that Dickson on Tuesday, September 11, made this known during his solidarity visit to Clark in his Asokoro home.
NAIJ.com gathered the governor, however, commended the elder statesman for his courage and leadership of the Ijaw nation.
Dickson was accompanied by Senator Ben Bruce, former water resources minister, Muktar Shagari, a former Senate chief whip, Senator Stella Omu and a former permanent secretary, Alabo Graham Douglas among others.
The governor said: “I thought I and my friends should be here to with you and to again publicly restate our condemnation of the intimidation of a 92-year old leader of our people, one of the foremost leaders of Nigeria.
“We know that no weapon fashioned against our leader, our people will stand. If this was targeted to intimidate our people, it has failed.
“The spirit of the Ijaw nation cannot be intimidated, the Ijaw spirit is indomitable. That is what you have shown, you have taught.
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“We admire your courage, your strength of character and personifying the indomitable spirit of our people. We know that this will not sway you. In this nation, the Ijaw spirit cannot be intimidated. The Ijaw voice will continue to be heard.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that some men of Nigerian Police Force raided the Abuja residence of former federal commissioner for information and south south leader, Chief Edwin Clark.
The police who searched all the rooms of the elder statesman, alleged that they were in the house to search for arms which they accused him of keeping. The officers who arrived the Asokoro residence of Chief Clark at 1.30pm, left the premises 2.30pm.
It was learnt that they did not find any incriminating evidence or ammunition in the house. According to the policemen, the stormed the house on the orders of the inspector- general of Police, Ibrahim Idris.
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