Obasanjo 'OBJ is most corrupt ex-president in Nigeria's history,' says Clark

Clark stressed that he has been speaking against corruption even before the Jonathan administration.

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Ijaw National leader, Edwin Clark, has said former president Olusegun Obasanjo is the most corrupt ex-president in Nigeria's history.

Clark, who was defending himself after he was accused of not speaking against corruption, said he confronted Obasanjo with allegations of corruption during former president Goodluck Jonathan's administration.

Speaking to newsmen at his Warri, Delta state residence on Friday, August 5, the elder statesman recalled that he accused Obasanjo of having just N20,000 when he left prison but is now one of the wealthiest ex-presidents in West Africa.

“During Jonathan’s time, I accused Chief Obasanjo that he was the most corrupt ex-president Nigeria had ever produced. I said that he left prison with only N20,000, but today he is one of the wealthiest former presidents in the whole of West Africa," Clark said.

“I was also in the forefront of fighting our former governor, Chief James Ibori, leading to him being sentenced UK. Every Nigerian is aware of this. I led the crusade against him especially when a judge dropped the charges against him,” he added.

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Clark stressed that he has been speaking against corruption even before the Jonathan administration, adding that those accusing him of not doing so are “unpatriotic”.

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