The National Chairman of a socio- political pressure group,Urhobo
Political Forum,UPF,Chief Ighoyota Amori has inaugurated the National
Board of Trustee,BOT, as well as Ward Executives for the group.
Chief Ighoyota Amori inaugurated the BOT and Ward Excos at the
residence of Chief Bernard Edewor in Eku,Ethiope East Local Government
Area of Delta State on Sunday April 6,2014.
While Inaugurating the BOT,Chief Amori described the Board of Trustee
as the "conscience and guide"of the Urhobo Political Forum to
determine the "destination,protection and defence and the
propagation of UPF's ideals.
Chief Amori appealed to the members of the Board of Trustee whose
Chairman is Dr.A.P.Fovie to carefully guide the UPF where there is
"trouble". He emphasised that any poltician in Ethiope East Local
Government Area that was not present during the inauguration and
activities of the UPF is on his own.
Earlier in his opening speech,the Chief Host of Inauguration Ceremony
in Ethiope East Local Government Area,Chief Bernard Edewor, said the
Urhobo Nation is aggrieved especially now that they are left out in
the politics of the Nation (Nigeria).
Chief Edewor who did not articulate other reasons for saying the
Urhobos are aggrieved in the present Nigerian polity, said the
Urhobo Political Forum which has the blessing of its National
Leader,Chief James Onanefe Ibori is in full solidarity with the
Dr.Emmanuel Uduaghan's developmental strides in Delta State noting
that the Governor started "slowly" but finishing strong.
The UPF LGA Chairman in Ethiope East,Mr.Omonigho Jerry Ewrudje adviced
all Urhobos to see themselves as Urhobos and fight for the interest of
the Urhobo people and desist from killing one another especially as
the 2015 general elections draw near,
Mr.Ewrudje who described the UPF as "grass-root oriented" said the
Urhobo Political Forum was founded by Chief Ighoyota Amori and Chief
Bernard Edewor of Mosogha and Eku respectively for the interest of the
entire Urhobo people.
On the issue of zoning of the governorship in Delta State,Mr.Ewrudje
said the "capital of Delta State is not a factor to talk about
zoning" noting that he does not know "when,where and how" the
governorship was zoned. He said what is paramount is understanding by
members of the ruling party in the state stressing until that is done
they still remain a big family.
Chairmanship Aspirant of Uvwie Local Government Council,Hon.Ramsey
Onoyake expressed the belief that the era where candidates were
imposed on people is over noting that the people of Uvwie Local
Government Area will vote their conscience in the pending local
government elections in the state adding that it will be very
difficult for anybody to impose any candidate on the people of Uvwie.
Hon.Onoyake promised to empower the youths and women in Uvwie with Skills
Acquisition programmes and Microfinace loans. The Chairmanship hopeful
explained that his programmes will cut across all areas in the Local