Kinsmen Of Ex-Governor Of Delta State, Chief James Onanefe Ibori, Intensify Prayers For Release Of Their Brother Who Is Currently Serving A 13 Year Jail Term In A London Prison.
Omos Oyinbode, Asaba
Kinsmen of the former governor of Delta State, Chief James Onanefe Ibori, have continued to intensify prayers for the release of their son and brother who is currently serving a 13 year jail term in a London prison over money laundering charges.
The prayer session held weekend at the First Baptist Church, Ovade-Oghara in Ethiope West Local government area of Delta State, was at the behest of one of the ‘anointed disciples’ of the former governor and immediate past commissioner for transport in the state, Hon. Benson Igbakpa. The prayer session, our correspondent reports, was one of the high points of a three-hour special thanksgiving service held at the Baptist Church in honour of the immediate past commissioner for transport in the state who was at the church to thank God for a successful four year sojourn as commissioner in the oil-rich state.
Our correspondent further reports that prominent clergy men in the area, immediate family members of the former Governor of the state including her daughter and member representing Ethiope West in the state House of Assembly, Miss Erhiatake Ibori, Elder Sister, Christie Omatie Ibori-Ibie, the traditional ruler of Oghara Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Noble Oyibo Eshemitan, Orefe III, the Senator Representing Delta Central, Chief Ighoyota Amori as well as some immediate past commissioners in the state took part in the prayer.
Describing Chief Ibori as their worthy and illustrious son who, according to them, used his position to transform the economic lives of many Deltans and Nigerians alike, the kinsmen of the former governor are asking God to intervene in his case, just as they prayed that God should sustain his health. Essentially, the traditional ruler of Oghara Kingdom who was fiull of praise for the former governor of the state and his subject, called on all sons and daughters of the Kingdom as well as Deltans both at home and in the Diaspora not to relent in their prayers for the release of the former governor of the oil-rich state.
Speaking with journalist shortly after the prayer session, the Former Commissioner for transport in the state, Hon. Benson Igbakpa said that the prayer session became necessary as the entire Oghara Kingdom and indeed Deltans are eagerly awaiting the release of “their illustrious son”. He said, Today, Chief James Onanefe Ibori, our worthy son and brother may not be here with physically, but we are convinced that he is very much with us in spirit.