2019: Ibori in closed doors meet with Uduaghan and Okowa

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Ibori and othersThe cold war between the immediate past Delta State governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan and Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa may be heading for amicable resolutions following a closed doors meeting with Chief James Ibori, who many described as their political father.

The residence of James Ibori on Sunday was full to the brim as he continues to receive political associates, friends and kinsmen in his country home.

Our correspondent who was at Chief James Ibori residence on Sunday gathered that Chief James Ibori, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan and Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa held a closed doors meeting that lasted for about 50 minutes.

According to insider source, the meeting became necessary following alleged cold war behind Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan and his successor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa that was believed to be due to the build up to 2019 general election.

Jittery by Ex-Gov. Emmanuel Uduaghan’s political structures in the State, especially his alleged romance with All Progressive Congress, APC chieftains from Delta south, Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa was alleged to have instigated the masses against Uduaghan through media attacks of all sorts.

Insider source told our correspondent that Uduaghan reported Okowa to Chief James Ibori and he assured Uduaghan to meet with them, with the view to resolving all lingering issues between them, adjudged to be a father to both of them, especially as both listens to Ibori in political decisions.

Irked by the development, Ibori was said to be angry with Okowa over his attitude towards Uduaghan and his political apostles, stressing that he would want to meet with both of them again to ascertain the rationale for such attitude.

Okowa who arrive Ibori residence at about 4:15pm, drove through the back gate of Ibori house, explained that he would prefer that the issue be taken to another day. But Uduaghan who arrived Oghara at exactly 3:20pm did not object but insisted that the issue be resolved for interest of peace.

In another development, visitors from all works of life have continued to visit Chief James Ibori at his Oghara residence to felicitate with him for  his safe arrival.

Senator Ben Obi of Anambra State also led a power delegation from Anambra State to pay a solidarity visit, thanking God for spearing the life of Ibori.

Prominent among the early visitors on Sunday were Prof. G.G Darah, Sen. James Manger, Chief B.S.C Elue, Mr. Monday Igbuya, Ighoyota Amori, Williams Makinde among others. Source: sunreporters




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