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Delta 2023: Omene Declares: Ijaws Have No Moral Justification To Contest Now



The Urhobo Progress Union, UPU, President General, Chief Joe Orode Omene on Sunday called on the Urhobo nation to disregard a UPU election purported held on Saturday with one Barr Ese Gam Owe emerging as the President General, saying it is a charade, just as he insisted that the case is in court and judgement will soon be passed.

Says Urhobo Will Produce The Next Governor
… As Umogun Descendants Union Seeks Support Of UPU

By Daniel Dafe
President General of Urhobo Progress Union (UPU), Worldwide, Chief (Engr.) Joe Omene, recently hosted Umogun Descendants Union.

Umogun Descendants Union is an umbrella body for Urhobo indigenes in Okpe, Uvwie and Sapele.
The visit, we learnt was to seek the support of the UPU in helping Okpe Kingdom produce the next governor, come 2023.

The group was led by the Spokesman, Chief Erute during the visit.

Meanwhile, Chief Omene acknowledged that they were yet be given chance to occupy the seat in the State.

He however, urged them to reach out to other Urhobo indigenes to support them and be their brother’s keeper.

He added: “Ughelli has produced the governor before through Ibru and Ethiope also through Ibori.”

On the agitations of the Ijaw to be governor, he stressed that it was the turn of Delta Central Senatorial district to produce the next governor.

“Even if they want to go by ethnic nationality and jettison the senatorial district zoning, it will still be Urhobo because we are the largest ethnic group in Delta.

According to him, the Ijaws have no moral justification to seek to be governor now.

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He continued: “The Ijaws do not respect rotation and thus do not have any moral justification to vie for the governorship position.

“Stella Omu was senator for four years in Delta South. The Ijaws agitated and said it should be on rotation basis. For 16 years now they refused to relinquish office to either Isoko or Itsekiri in Delta South after they took over from her.

“Even if we say by ethnic nationality it cannot be the Ijaws. They are not even the fourth largest tribe in Delta. Isoko, Anioma, Itsekiri and others are bigger than them in terms of population.”

“So, we can’t even trust them with power,” he opined.


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