We’re happy our son, Ibori, is freed after jail term — Delta govt

James Ibori

Delta State Government says it has no case with former governor and convicted fraudster, James Ibori, and is very happy he has been released from the London prison.

The State Commissioner for Information, Patrick Ukah, stated this in Asaba while responding to questions after briefing journalists of the decisions at the last State Executive Council meeting for the year.

Mr. Ibori was on Wednesday released from prison after completing his sentence for fraud in a London prison.

According to Mr. Ukah, the close associate of the former governor and all those who knew him and loved him expressed joy at his release.

“We are all very happy that our son, our brother, former governor has been released. So, it is a thing of joy and the only expression as a state is that we are happy.

“I think for everybody, who has a personal relationship with him, will be very happy and I think that as a state we don’t have issues with our former governor and he is somebody that everybody loved,” he said.

He said at the last meeting, the state government had approved the award of more roads contracts and assured that ongoing roads construction would get a boost in April next year.

He said the roads approved for constructions and repairs include the construction of Abraka Township road in Ethiope East Local Government Area of the state and Owa Alero-Ute Okpu road in Ika North East LGA.

Other are the construction of Agrarian community roads cutting across Issele-Uku, Onicha-Uku, Ugbodo, Okumnzu, Obumkpa-Idumogo Road in Aniocha LGA and the rehabilitation of Ozoro-Oleh Road in Isoko North and South LGAs.

Also, the construction of Burutu Township road in Burutu LGA, rehabilitation of Charles Street in Agbor, Ika South LGA among others.

The commissioner said that the Ughelli-Afizere roads construction about 8.5 kilometres road would be completed by April next year.

“Also on the roads construction in Okpanam, the contractor had gone on break and to resume work Jan. 5, and with the mandate to connect the drains. Work will run and receive appreciable impact before April, 2017,” he said. (NAN)


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  • Apostel

    The biggest idiots on earth are living in Niger Delta and most of them are the so-called politicians; In civilized countries these people are called criminals and put them to justice.

    • landaro

      That’s very true, and that’s why they say they have no case with him. Birds of same feather.

    • PolyGon2013

      Give them ogogoro and prostitutes, that is all they needed. Believe me, if you are.really educated and have a lot of money, and you needed slaves to worship you, relocate to Niger Delta.

      • bib

        Nobody can say it better.

      • John A

        why haven’t you relocated to those area?
        Those people don’t want to lynched their own while you celebrate yours as leaders.

        • thusspokez

          The difference is that he stole, not from other people or state, but from the same people who are now turning him hero. This man might as well rape their daughters and they will still forgive him.

          • PolyGon2013

            I bet they would.

        • PolyGon2013

          I don’t want to relocate their because I don’t need any slave.

  • Kalofy

    Even our elected state government has joined the dehumanising welcome chorus for the ex-convict. Let’s go the whole hog: “Ibori for President 2019!” Yes ké.

    • OGK

      Did your votes count? They never reckoned with your votes. All they do is allocate votes for themselves while you waste your time under scorching sun queuing.

  • thusspokez

    “We are all very happy that our son, our brother, former governor has been released. So, it is a thing of joy and the only expression as a state is that we are happy.

    What a bunch of backward mumus with primitive mindset. In any other country, the stµpid Patrick Ukah, and his boss, the governor would be forced out of office.

    What kind of people are these? Is their brain made of the same stuff as brains of civilised human beings? Where is their moral? They are turning a criminal and evil person who stole their people’s money into a hero. I am truly lost for words to describe these backward people.

  • Odogwu_Aganaga

    ha ha ha ha ha ha !!! ! ! ! dr [prof] ibori; a true nigerian ! ! ! he must be the next president of nigeria come 2019; he certainly understands how to take nigeria to greater hight ! ! ! nigeria is still a big joke. it’s very shameful. join us in the movement: “ibori for president.”

    • aisha ani

      Why not “Odogwu Aganaga for president”?

  • Okokondem

    It is entirely possible this fellow Patrick Ukah is extolling Ibori strictly for reasons of self preservation. Let’s face it, Nigerian politicians enjoy undying loyalty and devotion from some members of their constituencies, particularly those members who directly or otherwise benefited from their mischief. And it’s not uncommon for these loyal followers to exact revenge on behalf and in defense of their heroes.

    So, it is entirely possible Patrick Ukah, and every other stooges who may make similar shameful declarations of support for Ibori to do so for fear of retribution.

    What the Nigerian government should focus on now that Ibori has served time for his mischief is to find out where he stashed his loot. I personally don’t support any effort to re-incarcerate him, not when his compatriots-in-crime are roaming the country looking for, and sometimes finding themselves new opportunities in government to exact more pain to the people.