As early as 8:00 am, Ibori's supporters and state government officials, led by the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Mr. Festus Ovie Agas, had assembled at the Osubi Airstrip waiting for Ibori when they were informed that the program for the arrival had changed. They were informed that he would no longer come through the Osubi Airstrip, but the Benin Airport.
Mr. Ibori arrived the Benin Airport at about 2:30 pm on a chartered private jet and was driven in an unmarked blacked out SUV car to Oghara at about 3:30 pm. He was accompanied on the trip by family members, political associates, including Mr. Emami Ayiri and one Mr. Emma Uduaghan, who flew with him from London.
On arrival in Oghara, indigenes of the town, who were waiting at Ibori's country home, started singing songs eulogizing Ibori.
Delta state House of Assembly, Speaker, Mr. Monday Igbuya; Mr. Ighoyita Amori, former Delta State PDP Chairman; Mr. Pius Senebe, Mr. Funkeke Solomon, and Mr. Ben Igbakpa were among the first political associates who called at the Ibori's country home.