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-governorâ€™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.
â€œWe 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.
â€œI think everybody, who has a personal relationship with him, will be very happy and I think that as a state, we donâ€™t have issues with our former governor and he is somebody that everybody loves.â€
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.
â€œIt 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. Heâ€™s our political father and mentor,â€ he added.