From Maurice Okafor,Enugu
The leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo,which is the apex body of all Igbo socio cultural organisations worldwide, has congratulated he foremist Ijaw leader Chief Edwin K Clark, ,who is also the leader of the Southern and Middle Belt Leadership Forum on his 94th birthday.
The congratulatory message to the Ijaw leader from Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide,signed by the President General of the organisation,,Prof.George Obiozor,made available to news men reads
“I am highly delighted to join your numerous admirers both in Nigeria and in the Diaspora to felicitate with you on the auspicious occasion of your 94th Birthday”
“It has pleased the Almighty to reward you for the invaluable services you have rendered to the good people of Nigeria at the various stages of your life. In your track record of accomplishments, you have displayed empathy, selflessness, kindness, courage, philanthropy and upright dispositions. You have demonstrated consistency, charismatic inter-ethnic relations, sacrifice, heroism and candour”
“One of the most cherished of your enviable leadership qualities is the exceptional courage of your innermost convictions and the ability to speak truth to power”.
“It is our prayers that you will live long to harvest the fruit of your lofty dreams for a united, stable and prosperous Nigeria”.