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From Left; Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa; former Governor, Chief James Ibori; former Deputy Governor, Sir Benjamin Elue and his wife, Lady Esther, during a reception in organized by Chief Benjamin Elue in honour of Chief James Ibori, at Obior, Aniocha North LGA.
From Left; Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa; former Governor, Chief James Ibori; former Deputy Governor, Sir Benjamin Elue and his wife, Lady Esther, during a reception in organized by Chief Benjamin Elue in honour of Chief James Ibori, at Obior, Aniocha North LGA.

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Okowa describes Chief James Ibori as A Solid Pillar of Present Delta State


Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has described former Governor, Chief James Ibori as a bridge builder who laid a solid foundation of peace and development in the state.

Speaking during a reception in honour of the former governor, Chief James Ibori organized by his socio-political family in Anioma and hosted by the former Deputy Governor of the state, Sir Benjamin Elue in Obior, Aniocha North Local Government Area on Friday, June 8, 2018, Governor Okowa said Chief Ibori imbibed in the members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  the need to play a politics of putting the state and party interests above personal interest and it has led the state in the right direction.

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The Governor who was accompanied to the occasion by Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, Speaker of the State Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, the State PDP Chairman Barr. Kingsley Esiso, and other top government and political functionaries and Anioma Sons and Daughters said, “Our Leader, Chief James Ibori is a bridge builder, you taught us to be selfless and accommodating. We will continue to appreciate you, we will continue to take Delta State to greater heights and in the right direction.”

“We are proud that Delta North is hosting you because you are a worthy leader, you taught us that as we progress as a family we are expanding, our people have been very patient and co-operative, this family is a large one and it will continue to accommodate more people into the party.”

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He assured Deltans that his administration would deliver free and fair election in 2019 and called on politicians to go back to their wards and constituents to play the politics because they need the votes of the people saying “we should know that we have a lot of work to do.”

In his remark, Chief Ibori explained that it has been resolved in the party that they  would  be fairness and equity in the governance of the state and thanked the Anioma people for hosting him.

“Governor Okowa has been chosen by God to govern the state. He will continue to give him the wisdom to take right decisions that will lead to the progress of the state, this is what we are experiencing today in the state with his developmental strides. We are one happy family so we should not bring our personal interest first but the interest of the state, he said.”

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In a welcome address, the host, Sir Elue, described Chief James Ibori as a mentor that have built the party to enviable heights adding that all the founding fathers of the party have gathered to appreciate the former governor for his faithfulness and loyalty to the family.


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