Ibori to determine next Delta State governor from UK prison

Ibori to determine next Delta State governor from UK prison

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A recent report has revealed that Chief James Ibori, the former governor of Delta State currently serving a jail term in the United Kingdom seeks to determine the choice of who becomes the governor after Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan.

It was gathered that Ibori is currently at war with key players of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the purported choice of the governorship candidate, according to the report from Leadership Although it is widely believed that it is the turn of Delta North to produce the governor, it was reliably gathered that the choice of Mr Tony Obuh, a permanent secretary in the Government House, Asaba, was rejected by the former governor who alleged that Obuh was yet to pass through the political mills. Ibori was said to have vowed that an Urhobo person must emerge as the next governor of the state.

It was also gathered that the former governor claimed that Tony Obuh is not a sellable candidate and has urged Dr Uduaghan to scout for an Urhobo candidate that will take over from him in 2015. Ibori, who is said to be working for President Goodluck Jonathan ahead of 2015, is allegedly working with the famous Ijaw nationalist, Chief E. A. Clark to make a credible Urhobo the next governor of Delta State. However, some politicians have disagreed with Chief Ibori’s political moves, insisting that it is the turn of Aniocha North senatorial district to produce the next governor.

Chief Igoyota Amori, Chief Monday Igbuya and a group called Delta North for Governor are currently mobilising for Tony Obuh, who is said to be the anointed son of the governor. At present, posters and billboards of various persons aspiring to be the governor of the state have adorned every nook and cranny of Asaba.

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