Former Delta governor Udaughan warns Ibori’s supporters

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Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, the former Delta state governor, has cautioned supporters of his predecessor James Ibori, not to create more problems for him (Ibori) through uncurbed celebrations of his recent release from prison.

Uduaghan, speaking with The Nation, expressed concern that the Ibori’s well-wishers actions could expose him to more political problems.

Ibori’s London residence has become a Mecca of sort for the state’s politicians since his release from prison where he served 13 years for money laundering and other corruption related crimes, last week.

Chief Monday Igbuya, Speaker of the Delta state house of assembly, PDP stalwart, Chief Ighoyota Amori were among politicians who have visited Ibori.

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The former governor in a statement posted on his Facebook page said: “For those going London to see Chief James Ibori and posting pictures and making statements, please stop it.

“We appreciate your love for him. But you can go quietly without the unnecessary publicity. You are creating problems for him than you can ever imagine.

“Nigeria is a complex country and you must understand and respect people’s sensibilities.”

In a related development, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, in a video widely circulated on social media, said Ibori made governors like incumbent Ifeanyi Okowa, senators and even made his daughter, Eriatake Ibori a state lawmaker among others.

Ibori, who was the governor of the oil-rich state between 1999 and 2007, was released from a United Kingdom prison on Wednesday, December 21, after serving a concurrent13-year jail term for money laundering.

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