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Ibori is our political father, mentor, says Delta

Ibori is our political father, mentor, says Delta

The Delta government has again stated that it had no case with former governor of the state, James Ibori, who was jailed partly for stealing $50m from its treasury.

The state expressed happiness for the ex-governor’s release and described him as a political father and mentor.

The state commissioner for Information, Patrick Ukah, stated this in Asaba at a briefing with journalists on Thursday on some of the decisions at the last State Executive Council meeting for the year.

“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 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 loves.”

A commissioner in the state, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the ex-governor would be hosted to a reception when he finally returned to the country, possibly by February next year.

“It is too early to start setting up committee for our leader, who was only released on Wednesday. Whatever hosting (to a reception) will be after the determination of the case of extradition and confiscation of properties in January next year. We will host him. He’s our political father and mentor,” he added.

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