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I’ve no rift with Amori—Uduaghan

By Festus Ahon
UGHELLI—Delta State governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has said there was no rift of any form between him and the National Chairman of Urhobo Political Forum (UPF), Chief Ighoyota Amori, and sued for greater unity amongst members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

Uduaghan, who spoke at the Mosogar country home of Chief Ighoyota Amori  during the 57th birthday anniversary of the latter last weekend, described Amori as a well known politician and a force to reckon with in the politics of the state in particular.

According to him, the political history of the state is not complete without the mention of Amori.  The governor added that Amori was a unique and experienced politician, pointing out that he has contributed greatly to the development of the state, especially as commissioner for education under the past administration of Chief James Ibori.

Thanking Amori for the support he was giving to his administration, Governor Uduanghan reiterated that he was not quarreling with him and said both of them were brothers, having grown up together in Mosogar.

Fielding questions from newsmen during the well attended birthday ceremony, Chief  Amori expressed thanks to God for all His goodness in his life and that of his family and political associates.

He said he would continue to contribute his quota to the development of the state, adding that the good attendance recorded was a testimony of his political contribution to the advancement of the state.

On whether it was true that he was having some disagreements with Governor Uduaghan, he dismissed the insinuation, but noted that for any relationship, there were bound to be “disagreement and agreement”.


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