The Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr Peter Obi , joined other political bigwigs including Governors of Delta and Edo States, Dr . Ifeanyi Okowa, Godwin Obasike among other dignitaries to attended the burial of Chief James Ibori ’ s elder brother , High Chief Williams Ibori on Friday in Oghara.
Also in attendance were the former Governor of Delta and Edo States , Dr . Emmanuel Uduaghan and Chief Lucky Igbenedion and a host of other bigwigs of the ruling All Progressives Congress , the Peoples Democratic Party and the publisher of Vanguard Newspaper , Sir Sam Amuka .
Speaking at the Oghara Township Stadium where commendation service was held for the late Williams Ibori , Governor Okowa described the deceased as a pillar of support to his administration .
“ Together, we mourn this afternoon , we mourn because he died suddenly , Oghara is our political base , and he was a father to all of us who visit our leader , Chief James Ibori in Oghara; he played a major role in my becoming the Governor of Delta State .
“ I will forever remain grateful to Chief William Ibori ; he was a great man and he was a member of the Delta State Advisory Council ; we know that he has played his role as a father and a community leader ; we pray that God will console the family . ” Gov. Okowa said,