UPU backs Ibori’s appeal against conviction in UK

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By Fredrick Okopie President General of Urhobo Progress Union, UPU, Chief Joe Omene, and the Publicity Secretary, Chief Duncan Eghweree, have said the union will support the former governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori, in his appeal at the British Court of Appeal against his 2012 conviction.
Chief James Onanefe Ibori
The duo commended the courage of the former governor over his decision to challenge the processes that led to his conviction, since they were allegedly full of irregularities and loopholes. Omene said: “No right thinking person will lie low with the amount of insult meted at Chief Ibori who is loved by all. It was obvious that some powerful forces wanted him out of the way at all cost. We were not surprised that he went through the ‘eye of the needle’ because of his stand on issues particularly the struggle for resource control.” READ ALSO: Why I endorsed Okowa for second term, by Ibori “We believe however that we cannot throw away the baby with the bath water, but rather you separate the baby from the water. Chief Ibori is our son and remains our son, no matter what might have happen in the past because he had some misunderstanding with some people. This obviously was the reasons behind certain manipulations that led to his conviction.”   The post UPU backs Ibori’s appeal against conviction in UK appeared first on Vanguard News.
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