The former governor of Delta State, Chief James Onanefe Ibori might be serving a jail term in far away United Kingdom but his influence in the Nigerian politics, most especially in Delta is still as intact as anything.
Before now, the believe that, Chief Ibori is a major factor in Delta politics looks like just a word of the mouth but the erstwhile PDP stalwarts has proved his worth that, for real, he controls affairs of the State, even from the gaol where he's serving jail term for money laundering and other offences abroad.
This was further confirmed has one of his daughters, MISS Erhiatake Ibori was, on Monday, declared winner in the recently concluded House of Assembly election in Ethiope West constituency.
The new congress woman, Erhiatake, we gathered dedicated her victory to her “three fathers,” Chief Ibori, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, the state governor-elect and the outgoing governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan.
Erhiatake, who's the PDP candidate won the Delta State House of Assembly poll for Ethiope West constituency, polling 32,700 votes to beat her closest rival, All Progressives Congress’ Edirin Ajueshi Ejideran, who polled 1,709.
Collecting her certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Miss Ibori thanked God who made her victory possible.
She also thanked her supporters for keeping faith with her and assured the voters that “this victory belongs to them.”
By Sherif Ajalaruru