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In as much as we all know the biblical story of David and Goliath it would be unnecessary repeating it here, however in that story David divinely, with "ordinary catapult/sling and okute (a piece of rock) " brought the giant Goliath down kissing the ground. This biblical scenario is about to take place in my Delta State. Remember the saying...."Whom the gods want to lay waste, they first turn them into lunatics."

Are Edwin Clark both public and private utterances, press releases, and destructive campaign against his "son" Emmanuel Uduaghan from a sane mind? Keep your answer private. Where are our Nigerian Neuro-psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Mental Health Practitioners and Counselors, where are they?

If none is available in Naija (apology to Dora) I would be more than willing to "google search" for one who would be ready to help our Niger Delta Papa. Clinically, it is not uncommon to find people in the age bracket of Pa Edwin Clark displaying these clinical depressive and psychiatric symptoms. While I would not claim to be an expert in Clinical Psychiatry or Psychology however I have performed clinical roles as one of the members of a Clinical Trial Team who worked on a couple of antipsychotic drugs that are currently in US market. I have also carried out few "literature search" from Cochran library, Medline, Lancet etc. on this disease condition and rational management. I am writing this not as a mere "academic exercise" as some would label this write-up, but to point out that I am not putting out this as a lay person but an informed clinician who is willing to help our Pa Clark get proper diagnosis and treatment for his disease condition before it gets worse. My candid advice to Deltans especially Uduaghan and his Organization is to reach out to Pa Clark and "help" him before things get out of hand. There is no other Naija "elder statesman" living today that goes on the pages of our Newspapers "wearing gloves" to go on the ring for boxing tournaments as our Papa. Can he learn from the likes of Chief Anthony Enahoro, The Ibrus, Chief Mbazulike Amechi (The Boy is good) Chief (Col.) Mike Okwechime (Olikieze Ibusa), Chief Sonny Odogwu (Ide Ahaba), OBJ, members of Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), Chief Raph Uwechue (Ohaneze President-General), Gen. Domkat Bali (rtd), Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd) etc. If any one finds any financial improprieties against Uduaghan it is better to channel it the appropriate body EFCC, rather than on pages of Newspaper because that would be hitting below the belt. Using his blood relationship with Ibori is absolutely a non starter and irresponsible. Let each individual carry his own "CROSS." I am still pondering how "little boy" Ibori could "plant" his cousin Uduaghan as Delta State governor when the Almighty Pa Edwin Clark is on the ground, what really happened to the almightiness in our Niger Delta Czar? I'm still researching and researching. Uduaghan as an imperfect human like all of us may have some NEGATIVES but have we cared to look as his POSITIVES at all. Should we throw the dirty bath water away with the child in it? DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD WANT OTHERS TO DO UNTO YOU. GO YE TO THE ANTS AND LEARN WISDOM. Finally: My Dear Pa Edwin Clark, I am appealing with due respect, not advising you, as a Deltan from Anioma Nation to GIVE PEACE A CHANCE and let the people of Delta State decide who would be their governor in the Re-run election.

Let us come to you when we have problems as our "diokpa" but if you become a keen player in the "problem" then we can only put it into prayers. Which I think Deltans would have to start doing from now. Long Live Delta State, Long Live Nigeria. Dr Anam O. O, President, CISA.

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Ovie | 11/24/2010 11:45:00 AM
Please if you dont have what to write about delta then keep quite..
orode oyiki | 11/29/2010 9:18:00 PM
The writer did not address the issue he posited rather he went into insulting his own intelligence by prescribing in his naive mind the medicine that will cure Pa Edwin Clark's imagined ailment. What rubb**h!
In listing so-called elder statesmen he admonished Pa Clark to emulate their docile and sit-on-the-fence approach to the issue of governance in Delta State. How wrong you are to discredit the giant stride Pa Clark has made in bringing Ibori and his clan to book albeit in London. The nullification of the 2007 gubernatorial election is further credence to the wisdom,honesty and non-partisanship of Pa Clark. He maintained from the out set that Uduaghan was illegally imposed on Deltans. He should be honoured by Deltans for his doggedness and steadfastness in trying to enthrone accountability,honesty and credible leadership in the State.
While those you mentioned would rather feast with the devil for lucre, Pa Clark has taken the step of honour to expose the looters and fraudsters and he has been vindicated in far away London where Nkoyo Ibori,Ibie-Ibori,Ibori's mistress and lawyer have been convicted for money laundering,fraud and theft of Delta State money. You would rather Pa Clark remained quiet as an 'oldman' while the State treasury is emptied! People like Clark are God sent. He is not a hungry man. HE COULD KEEP QUIET while you nurture your ambition for Anioma to produce the next governor after Uduaghan.You don't care what happens to the finances of the State.
Problems have solutions.Pa Clark is a cogent check and solution to the looting spree of first Ibori and in the past 3 and half years ,Uduaghan.
I am convinced that the other fingers are pointed at you as it appears the gods have first made you mad before your definite destruction. Those who don't respect the elders will definitely not live old enough to be called elders.
what is important is not what u say but what u do.
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