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The Urhobo Youth Leaders’ Association, UYLA has expressed displeasure over pockets of attacks on the Governor of Delta State and Vice Presidential Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sen (Dr) Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa by sponsored political detractors impersonating the Urhobo Progress Union, UPU.
In an address read by the Association’s Acting President, Olorogun (Amb) Samuel Onoriode Oghotomo, JP during a peaceful protest at the Urhobo Cultural Centre, Okere-Urhobo on Sunday, 12th February, 2023, explained that the protest sets out to condemn activities of some Urhobo political elements who use the name of Urhobo to always attack the government of the day for their selfish reasons thereby making many benefits to elude our people.
The address titled, ‘Enough is Enough:
Urhobo must move forward’ was signed by UYLA’s Acting President, Chief Samuel Oghotomo, JP; Legal Adviser, Barr. Peter Agbaja and Member, Board of Trustee, Olorogun Vincent Ogheneruemu Oyibode, JP FCIA. UYLA frowned at incessant cases filled against Urhobo candidates and urged immediate out of court settlement.
UYLA urged the UPU investigate the actions and activities of these enemies of the State who want to force themselves on Deltans and stop them from bringing reproach to the Urhobo people.
Responding, UPU’s President General, Olorogun (Barr) Ese Gam Owe who revealed the umbrella body of the Urhobo people has no youth wing executive committee, thanked members of the UYLA for conducting themselves peacefully and assured that urgent steps will be taken in addressing the concerns expressed in the paper.
In an interview with pressmen after the protest, Oyibode expressed concern on the paucity of millionaires in Urhobo and urged the youths to unite and double efforts in promoting the economic fortune of the Urhobo people instead of the pull him down syndrome. One way to achieve that lofty project according to Oyibode is to support the Incoming Governor of Delta State, Rt Hon Sheriff Francis Orohwedor Oborevwori.