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2023: God Will Not Answer Your Prayers – Edwin Clark Fires Okowa, Calls Him Betrayer


The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ifeanyi Okowa has come under fire from a prominent Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark.

Naija News reports that Clark has come out to tag Okowa a betrayer,  saying God would not answer his prayers as far as the elections are concerned.

Clark, at a press briefing in Abuja on Thursday, asked Okowa to apologise to the people, his colleagues and Southern Nigeria.

He slammed Okowa for accepting to be running mate to PDP presidential candidate, Abubakar Atiku, and therefore asked him to step down.

The elder statesman claimed Okowa deceived other southern governors after a decision was reached that no southern serving governor, legislator or politician should accept to be Atiku’s running mate.

He recounted how 17 southern governors met on May 11, 2021, at the Government House Asaba to resolve that none of them should offer to be running mate to Atiku, noting that the first southern governor’s meeting, which is now popularly known as ‘The Asaba Accord’ was hosted by him Okowa.

The Asaba Accord according to him was followed by another in Lagos known as the famous ‘Lagos Declaration’ where they unanimously agreed that Nigeria’s next president should be from the southern part of the country.

He explained that all the southern governors wanted all the major political parties to field politicians from the south as their presidential candidates.

Clark said “I can therefore understand why you have deliberately and immorally betrayed your colleagues of Southern Nigeria and the people for your own selfish ambition by wanting to land on safer ground by accepting to serve as running mate to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

“No, by God’s grace, your prayer will not be answered. Perhaps, you have forgotten the gravity of the offence you have committed against the people of Southern Nigeria.”

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The Ijaw leader was reported to have also said Okowa did not render the N250 billion 13% derivation fund received by the state and accused him of using money to develop his village at the expense of the oil communities.

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