There is no doubt that Chief James Ibori, a former Governor of Delta State has created a Political dynasty that is a formidable political structure in the country. Since its advent in 1999, the dynasty has continued to determine the swinging of political pendulum in the state. The structure as it stands today cuts across party lines as members of other Parties outside Ibori’s party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), are still very loyal to the former Governor and are always ready to obey his political commands at any point in time. City People’s Deputy Editor, SUNNY OJEIDUMA brings you 50 prominent members of this great political dynasty.
Senator Ifeanyi Okowa is the incumbent governor of Delta State. Honourable Leo Ogor is the Ministry Leader of the House of Representatives. Chief Benjamin Elue was the Deputy Governor of Delta State during Chief Ibori’s administration. Chief Amos’ Otuama (SAN) was deputy governor to Ex-Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan. Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan is the immediate past governor of Delta State. Elder Godsday Orubebe is the former Minister of Niger-Delta Affairs. Honourable Ossai N. Ossai is a member of the House of Representatives, representing Ukwani/Ndokwa Federal Constituency.
Macualay Ovusorei was a secretary to the Delta State Government. Senator Peter Nwaoboshi is the Senator representing Delta North Senatorial District and a former Chairman of the Delta State People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Rt. Hon. Victor Ochai is a former Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly.
Rt. Honourable Monday Igbuya is a Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly. Senator Ighoyota Amori he represented Delta Central in the Senate and a former Commissioner of Education. Chief Henry Ofa’s a former member of Desopadec. Senator Patrick Osakwe is a three time member of the Senate.
He represented Delta North in the Senate. Princess Pat. Ajudua is a member of the Delta State House of Assembly. Senator Ovie Omo-Agege was an Executive Assistant to Chief James Ibori and now a Senator on the platform of APC representing Delta Central in the Senate. Rt. Honourable Sam Obi, was Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly and once acted as Governor of the State. Chief (Mrs) Odora Giwa Amu was Commissioner for Women Affairs under Ex-Governor Ibori. Chief Solomon Edoja is a Senior Special Assistant to Ex-Governor Ibori. Senator James Manager is a four time Senator representing Delta South in the Senate.
Honourable Daniel Mayaki is a member of Delta State House of Assembly. Barrister Ejaife Odebala is chairman of Sapele Local Government Council. Rt. Honourable Martin Okonta was Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly. Honourable Jocye Overah, was member House of Representatives and now a Commissioner in Delta State. Senator Emmanuel Agwariowudo represented Delta Central in the Senate and he was M/D NDDC.
Hon. Love Ojakoro was Commissioner of Finance under Chief James Ibori. Dr. Alex Ideh was Commission for Water Resources. Barrister Kingsley Oniaro is the deputy governor of Delta State. Rt. Honourable Friday Osanai is the Deputy Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly. Magnus Onyibe he was Commissioner for Information in Ibori’s administration. Chief P.D. O Akpeki was Commissioner for Housing in Delta State. Honourable Mercy Almona –Isei was a member of the House of Representatives. Chief Sunny Onesoke is a leader of PDP and former governorship aspirant. Chief Government Ekpemukpholo. a.k. a Tompolo is a leader of PDP. Chief Charles Obule is a leader of PDP. Chief Emma Ayiri was a leader in PDP but now a leader in APC. Chief Solomon Ogba was Commissioner of Sports under Chief Ibori and he is now President Athletics Federation of Nigeria. Amaju Pinnick was Chairman Delta Football Association and now President Nigerian Football Federation. Barrister Kingsley Escso is Chairman of Delta PDP.
Dr. Nicholas Azinge is Delta State Commissioner of Health. Chief Lucky Ayomanor, Director of Direct Labour Agency (DLA). Hon. Ndudu Elumelu is a former member of the House of Representatives. Rh. Hon. Francis Enekorogba former Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly. Hon. Solomon Funkekeme is former Commissioner of Finance and former majority leader, Delta House of Assembly. Honourable Olorogun A.S. Emegere is a member Delta State House of Assembly. Chief Andrew Origbo was former Commissioner of Local Government Affairs. Chief Willington Okrita is a former Chairman DESOPADEC. Barrister Mary Iyasere is a Commissioner in Delta State. James Dugaye is the Commissioner of Works, Delta State.