UGHELLIâ€”NATIONAL Chairman of the Urhobo Political Forum (UPF), Chief Ighoyota Amori, says the group cannot mortgage the political interest of the Urhobo people and restated the commitment of the group to the political advancement of the Urhobo nation.
Amori spoke shortly after a caucus meeting of the group held at his Mosogar country home said; â€œ we just met to deliberate seriously and fruitfully on the way forward for the Urhobo nation as spearheaded by the Urhobo Political Forum.
â€œWe have resolved to move the Urhobo people forward politically as represented by the UPF.â€ On how they have resolved to move the Urhobo forward politically, he said; â€œThis is a matter of mobilization and strategic planning and of course we believe that we cannot mortgage the political interest of the Urhobo people.
â€œAnd we equally agreed that we should be supportive of one another and ensure that the Urhobo are not cheated in the politics of today and in the politics of 2011 and beyond.
And that we will discuss with those who seek the support of the Urhobo people and ensure that our future is guaranteed in any political dispensation.â€
According to him, the UPF would not wish away their political advantage, adding that they would ensure that the Urhobo people were properly placed in the contemporary politics of the state and the country.
He said they are out to ensure that the UPF was properly guided, maintaining that any member of the group whether executive or followership should be able to speak on behalf of the group at any time, and said the group should not however be misrepresented.
Amori said; â€œa situation where people speak out of what is not the position of the UPF could be detrimental to our focus. It is good in any organization there must be some rules.
That is what we decided that let our people be properly focus and know our direction so that you do not misrepresent the UPF outside the mandate and position of the UPF on political issues.