The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has said that former governor of Delta state, James Ibori, “must be celebrated”.

Secondus stated this while speaking at a grand reception organised in honour of Ibori at Ovwor-Olomu in Ughelli south local government area of Delta on Saturday.

The event was attended by Emmanuel Uduaghan, a former governor of Delta State and Ifeanyi Okowa, the incumbent.

Ibori returned to the country on February 4 last year, after spending close to five years in jail in the UK for money laundering.

A statement by the press office of the Delta state government quoted Secondus as saying Ibori is a “unifying figure and a blessing to the Niger Delta region.

“Ibori must be celebrated because he is a man of the people not just in Delta state but across the nation.

“Today, he is a factor in this country. On behalf of the masses of our country, we salute you, we salute your courage because you are a man who believes in the struggle of the party.”

He said in Ibori, Delta has “a son that has built a political structure that is envied across the nation.

“Delta state remains the only state in the nation that has a stability in political succession. It remains the only state where all the governors that have ruled the state are still members of the PDP,” he said.



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