The group alleged that Ibori’s woes started because of his stand that the Niger Delta should control its resources.
They alleged that Ibori’s stand that the Niger Delta should be allowed to control its resources led to his woes.
Tony Eluemunor, the Head of Ibori’s Media Office, had also alleged that the British and Nigerian governments conspired to imprison him and his associates.
The former Governor’s kinsmen, in a communiqué issued on Thursday, November 3, 2016 after the Oghara 2016 Summit, said “Despite his good works for which he was lauded by all and sundry, the travails of our son, Chief Ibori, is mainly the fallout of his unrelenting stand and clamour for fiscal federalism through the control of resources of the Niger Delta by her people. We therefore unequivocally call for his immediate and unconditional release by the British government.”
Ibori was released on January 22, 2016, after completing his jail term at Her Majesty’s Prison in Bedford, United Kingdom, but was later re-arrested, reports say.