DELTA: Again, Ibori Breaks Silence


Former Delta State Governor, Chief James Onanefe Ibori may have been inundated with calls on the style of governance and quality of men that made up the cabinet of Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori.

The Urhobo patriot and national leader, as he is fondly addressed, in a viral video expressed worries and concern over the State and the formation of Oborevwori’s cabinet.

Ibori’s lamentation may not be unconnected to the recent happenings in the State.

Despite the huge allocation accruing to the State, under the watch of Oborevwori, the State, is on a standstill.

While insecurity is ravaging parts of the State, on Thursday 14th March 2024, the State was negatively placed on the world map with the killing of 17 military personnel allegedly in Okuama community, Ughelli south local government area of the State.

Similarly, on Monday 18th March 2024, Hausa/Fulani motorcycle and tricycle operators, stormed the Motorcycle and Tricycle Operators Association, (COMTOA) Secretariat, on Summit Road, destroying whatever they see at sight after two of their members were killed the previous night by operatives of the State taskforce on the ban of late-hour operations by tricycles and motorcycles in Asaba, the State capital.

According to Ibori, who appeared to be in a public function, commended intelligent paper presentation done by “our young men”.

The former governor then took a swipe on Oborevwori, advising him to seek for help whenever he is in trouble.

He said: “Don’t cry to me Delta. Haven listen to this brilliant presentation by our young men, you begin to wonder and say to yourself, Delta O Delta! Delta O Delta!!

“In governance and in public office, when you are in trouble, you seek help.

“Don’t be ashame to do so. You ask from people that you believe in.

“In fact, in your cabinet, you put people that you believe know more than you do so your debate in cabinet will be robust.

“That is my own view of governance”, he said.


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