Meet the Reverend Who Wants to Dance N*ked in the Marketplace for Ibori



Reverend Sam Ken (Left) and Chief James Ibori recently released from prison

A former chairman of the Warri South-West Local Government Area in Delta State, Reverend Sam Ken has declared he will go to any length to celebrate the former governor of Delta state, Chief James Onanefe Ibori who was recently released from a UK prison after he was convicted of stealing huge sums of money from his state while he was the Governor.

Ken said he will even dance n*ked for Ibori in the marketplace because he is a 'great man'. The Reverend who is a former chairman of the Warri South-West Local Government Area in Delta State, said if Ibori is a great man who had his people's best interests at heart.

Despite the fact that Rev Ken has been bedridden following an accident he survived in 2014, he said he wouldn't have minded dancing on his head at the marketplace, in celebration of the 'great man's return.

“As for Ibori’s release, if not for my present condition, I would have done more than what a renowned politician in this state, said he planned to do. I will dance naked in the marketplace if God had allowed me to be physically fit now.

I would have danced with my head on the floor and my legs in the air, concerning the release of a titan, because the man is a colossus, a rare breed. I have not seen a man apart from Chief Obafemi Awolowo, who has built the lives of people the way Ibori has done." he told Vanguard in an interview.

“Beyond that, his foray into development takes a man with very strange visionary endowment to establish the numbers of polytechnics that he established. It looks conical at inception, but today, they are all operating well and has helped reduced the frustration of Deltans in their pursuit for tertiary education.

“Look at the world class medical facility, I mean the University Teaching Hospital at Oghara, but go beyond that, look at the impossible things that he did. There are two tribes in this state that the federal government described as difficult terrain, Ijaw and Itsekiri. By their natural positioning, communication within these geographical locations was practically impossible, except through marine means, which are expensive and time consuming. But Ibori came and did what former President Olusegun Obasanjo refused to do. He built bridges that no Federal Government had ever agreed to do.

“Their usual refrain is ‘it is a difficult terrain’ to develop, but Ibori built Patani Bridge that makes it possible to connect other communities up to Bayelsa state. He built Omadino Bridge that opened another opportunity, Ibori has really tried in all ways and he should be praised and given befitting welcome,” he said.

If he would dance naked to celebrate Ibori jailed for corruption, how does he see the anti-corruption fight of President Muhammadu Buhari?

Rev Ken exploded: “When we talk about corruption on a general note, sadly, I have not seen any fight against corruption; I am only seeing some dramatization of a pre-conceived mindset. And, that is just to embarrass a few people and put fear in the minds of a great number of people, particularly the opposition.”