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Gbagi decries exclusion of Urhobo in new FEC

By Emma Amaize

WARRI—PROMIENT Urhobo leader and politician, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, Sunday, expressed shock that no Urhobo indigene  was nominated by the Acting President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, as a minister in his cabinet, saying it was an affront on the ethnic nationality.

Speaking to Vanguard on phone, Gbagi said:   “I want to wait tomorrow (today) to know whether the acting president will name somebody from Urhobo, which is either the third or fourth largest nationality in the country, but even at that, it is bad enough that what happened took place.

“However, not to give a second consideration to the fact that there is no Urhobo man in his cabinet and amending the anomaly very fast will call for a serious matter that should make Urhobo people to go back to the drawing board.

“Urhobo people would have to re-group if Dr. Jonathan refuses to appoint one of them as a minister.  It is unacceptable; Urhobo people should not be taken  for granted by anybody in this country.

“Irrespective of political party affiliation, the Urhobo nationality has been disenfranchised. We say no to this insult and I ask the acting president to do the right thing without much ado.”


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