Deltans Urge FG To Facilitate James Ibori’s Release From London Prison

James Ibori

Key political stakeholders in Delta State and kinsmen of former Delta State governor, Chief James Ibori, who was convicted by a London court, have called on the Federal Government to facilitate his release and subsequent return to Nigeria, describing him as an epitome of infrastructural and human capital development in the state.

Speaking to newsmen in Oghara, Ibori’s country home, shortly after a novelty football match organised to celebrate the former governor’s 55th birthday, Niger Delta activist and Warri chief, Ayirimi Emami, described his travail as political, adding that Ibori developed the youths, roads and other infrastructure to better the lots of Deltans.

Also speaking on Ibori’s issue, Chief Emami, Chairman of Itsekiri Regional Development Committee, IRDC, said: “Despite being in prison, if Ibori happens to contest election now, he will win because he is a man of the people.”

Delta State Commissioner for Transport, Mr. Ben Igbakpa, an aide to Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, Faith Majemite, a member on the board of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, Mr. Henry Ofa and other top political office holders in Delta State, who also bared their minds described the huge turn-out of people at the novelty football match played at the Oghara township stadium between Ibori United of Oghara and Ibori United of Warri as a testament of the ex governor’s popularity and developmental strides while he was in the saddle as Delta State chief executive.

An Oghara indigene, Simon Otobo opined that the Urhobo, who prayed for Ibori’s arrest were now regretting doing so because of the political gulf his absence was causing the Urhobo nation and pleaded for leniency on the part of the Nigerian and British governments.

Delta State Commissioner for Transport, Mr. Ben Igbakpa, an aide to Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, Faith Majemite, a member in the board of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, Mr. Henry Ofa and other top political office holders in Delta State, who also bared their minds described the huge turn-out of people at the novelty football match played at the Oghara township stadium between Ibori United of Oghara and Ibori United of Warri as a testament of the ex governor’s popularity and developmental strides while he was in the saddle as Delta State chief executive.

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  • They meant to say to facilitate continuous corruption I guess. The convict has being indicted for money laundering crime and they are talking about his release. What kind of people are this for god sake?

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