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EK Clark’s ‘Brutally Frank’ For Presentation In Abuja

Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting

THE Autobiography of elder statesman, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, ‘Brutally Frank’ is billed for presentation in Abuja.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by Chairman, Organizing Committee of the event, Amb. Dr. Godknows Igali and made available to journalists on Monday.

Expected at the book presentation on August 17, 2023 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, by 11:00a.m, are President Bola Ahmed Tinubu as and President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio and governors of Bauchi State, Sen. Bala Mohammed; Bayelsa State, Sen. Douye Diri; Delta State, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori and Taraba State, Dr. Agbu Kefas, as the chief hosts.

Others include former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (retd), former Minister of Defence, General T. Y. Danjuma, royal fathers such as Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II), the Ooni of Ife; Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto; and His Majesty, Omo N’Oba Ewuare II, the Oba of Benin; among others.

The autobiography of the convener of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), with the title: ‘Brutally Frank,’ will be reviewed by Professor Oserheimen Osunbor, former governor of Edo State,

The statement read in part:

“The public presentation of an autobiography of Chief (Dr.) E. K. Clark, OFR, CON, titled “Brutally Frank”, holds on Thursday, 17th August 2023.

“A statement issued by the Organizing Committee and signed by its Chairman, Ambassador Godknows Igali, highlights that the event, which will take place at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, and commence by eleven in the morning, will have former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon as Chairman and former Minister of Defence, General T. Y. Danjuma, as Chief Presenter.

“The Senate President, His Excellency, Godswill Akpabio, is to deliver a Keynote Address and the Book Reviewer will be Professor Oserheimen Osunbor, former Governor of Edo State.

“The statement further revealed that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is expected to be the Special Guest of Honour.

“While other dignitaries expected to grace the occasion, include former Presidents and Heads of State, Governors of the 36 States, and Members of the National Assembly, both serving and former.

“The Royal Fathers of the Day include, His Eminence, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, CFR, the Sultan of Sokoto; His Majesty, Omo N’Oba Ewuare II, the Oba of Benin; Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, (Ojaja II), CFR, the Ooni of Ife; His Majesty, Igwe Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe, CFR, the Obi of Onitsha; His Majesty, King Alfred P. Diete-Spiff, the Amayanabo of Twon Brass; His Royal Majesty, Maj. Gen. Felix Mujakeruo, rtd., Orhue I, the Orodje of Okpe Kingdom, Delta State, and a host of other traditional rulers across the country.

“The Governors of Bauchi State, Sen. Bala Mohammed; Bayelsa State, Sen. Douye Diri; Delta State, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori and Taraba State, Dr. Agbu Kefas, are the Chief Hosts.

“Also expected in attendance are Members of the Diplomatic corp, Captains of Industries, Leaders of Religious Bodies and Socio-Cultural Organisations, among others.”

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