CLARK CONFIRMS RECONCILIATION WITH UDUAGHAN
By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor
Elder statesman and Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has confirmed his reconciliation with Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, saying that he was on the same page with the governor on forging unity in the Delta State branch of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Chief Clark, meanwhile dismissed agitations for and against the rotation of party offices in the state chapter of the party, saying that it was unnecessary. He said the quest by Delta North to retain the chairmanship of the party would not prejudice the zone's aspiration for the governorship position also.
He said: 'I am happy to tell you that we are at the verge of reconciling and harmonizing our differences. Recently, before he (Uduaghan) went abroad, we spoke and agreed on what to do.
'Uduaghan has been communicating with me, he is my son, I have always said so and there is no personal difference between us. We have agreed that the party is one and the two factions should be harmonised.'
On the growing agitation for the party's positions in the state, he said: 'I believe in getting to the bridge before you cross it. We also agreed that the zoning of the party's offices should remain, so that the chairmanship of the party is again zoned to the north and when the time for governorship comes, we will look into it.
'The position of chairmanship should not prejudice the position of governorship when the time comes, let me make that point.'