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Youths rally for Ibori in Warri, Eku

By Emma Arubi & Festus Ahon
WARRI—THOUSANDS of youths from the five ethnic nationalities that make up Delta State, yesterday, staged a massive protest against alleged continued harassment of the former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Onanefe Ibori.
Also, youths of Ethiope East Local Government Area of the state, protested at Eku for the same purpose.

Warri rally

The march organized by the Integrity Group which started as early as 7:30 a.m commenced from the play ground of the Yonwuren Grammar School, Ugbuwangue, to Nigeria Ports Authority, NPA expressway through the Warri/Sapele road and terminated at the Effurun roundabout at about 1:30pm. It disrupted commercial activities and brought vehicular movement to a stand-still.

The protesters demanded that the Acting President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan and Chief Edwin Clark should halt the witch hunting of Chief Ibori who they said had done so much for the State during his tenure as the governor.

The youths carried a lot of placards with the inscription of “EFCC leave Ibori alone” “Chief Clark and Acting president Gooluck Jonathan should stop witch hunting ex- Governor James Ibori,” “Ibori is innocent, EFCC leave him alone,” “obey court orders and say no to this intimidation,” “our future must be safe guarded,” and “Ibori must not be victimized.”

Also at Eku

Youths of Ethiope East Local Government Area, Delta State, protested at Eku against moves by the EFCC to arrest Chief James Ibori.

The EFCC had declared Ibori wanted over fresh allegations of financial misappropriation leveled against him by the State Elders/Leaders and Stakeholders Forum, led by Chief E.K Clarke.

The placard carrying youths, under the aegis of Ethiope East Youth Forum, mounted roadblocks on the Warri-Sapele-Abraka road at Eku junction chanting songs of grievances.


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