Despite stealing $250million from his people, Ibori says he believes in “justice, equity, fairness”

Despite just getting out of jail for stealing at least $250 million from the coffers of his oil-rich Delta State, former Governor James Ibori has described himself as a man who believed in justice, equity and fairness.

Speaking Saturday when he received a delegation from a socio-cultural group, Ndi Anioma, Mr. Ibori said his support for a governor from the Delta North senatorial district, which saw the emergence of Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa, was based on his believe for justice, equity and fairness.

The delegation to the former governor’s Oghara hometown was led by Emmanuel Efeizomor, the Obi of Owa, and Chairman, Delta Council of Traditional Rulers.

Mr. Ibori commended the Delta North (Anioma) people for the visit and for their prayers which made his freedom from jail possible.

He said the massive support he received from the Aniomas in his quest for governorship in 1998 prompted his choice of an Anioma indigene as his deputy.

“My believe in justice, equity and fairness informed my firm support for an Anioma governor which has come to pass with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on the saddle,” he said.

He promised to continue to identify with Anioma people and urged them to remain united and support Mr. Okowa to succeed.


-Premium Times


About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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