By Emmanuel AZIKEN, Abuja
Senator James Manager (PDP, Delta South) and Patrick Osakwe (PDP, Delta North) have congratulated the immediate past Governor ofÂ Delta State, Chief James Ibori on his acquittal in the criminal charges of conspiracy and fraud leveled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Manager, a former commissioner under the Ibori regime between 2003 and 2007, in his reaction to the court judgment also congratulated and commended Deltans for staying behind Ibori in his days of travail.
â€œI congratulate him on this day of victory, itâ€™s been a long fight and I thank God he has emerged victorious. I congratulate Deltans and all his followers for standing by him in all these days of travail,â€ Senator Manager said in a telephone interview yesterday.
â€œThis is one man who has written his name in gold in the infrastructural development of the State. As somebody who has walked very closely with him this is one of my happiest days.â€
Senator Osakwe on his part said: â€œHis innocence has been proved, he has been vindicated and we are all happy because this is a man that has touched the lives of Deltans.â€
â€œWe thank God for this vindication and we prayed for him because he is a man of the people.â€