Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan
By Omon-Julius Onabu
Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, at the weekend commiserated with the family of the former state governor, Chief James Ibori, on the death of his younger brother, Mr. Andrew Ibori, assuring that the government and friends of the family were with the family in their moment of deep grief.
Uduaghan, who conveyed the sympathy of the people and state government to the Ibori’s family when he paid a condolence visit to the head of the Ibori’s family, Chief Williams Ibori, in Oghara, however, said it was quite understandable that the elder members of the Ibori family would be particularly pained at the “irreparable loss, but who are we to question the all-knowing God?”
Due to the ordeal of a scion of the family, James Ibori, who is currently embroiled in legal battle in United Kingdom, the family had reportedly opted for a relatively low-keyed burial ceremony for the deceased.
Uduaghan prayed God not only to help the family and friends of Andrew to pull through the trying moment but also to save the people from premature death.
Responding, the host who spoke on behalf of the family said the family felt honoured and consoled by the visit of the governor and his entourage over the departed member of their family.
Responding, the host who spoke on behalf of the Ibori family, said that the family felt honoured and consoled by the visit of the governor and some government officials.
A mild drama however ensued during the governor’s brief visit to Oghara as some miscreants attempted to barricade the road as the governor’s convoy was filing out, allegedly demanding immediate audience with the governor.
The young persons, who had congregated at the news that Uduaghan was in town, were, however, dispersed when security personnel in the governor’s entourage fired some canisters of tear-gas.