Grand reception for James Ibori
Ibori would on December 23 arrive in a chartered jet via Heathrow Airport, London to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, where family members, friends and close associates are expected to receive him in a red carpet reception before jetting to Osubi Airstrips, near Warri, from where his convoy would take off for his Oghara hometown for another grand reception.
Political watchers strongly believe his return would alter political calculations towards the 2019 general elections in the state, with speculations that he might defect to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), since it was alleged that strong forces within his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were behind his travails in the United Kingdom (UK). Ibori was jailed in 2012 in the UK over allegations of money laundering.
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