By Festus Ahon
UGHELLIâ€”URHOBO people under the aegis of Urhobo for Change, have given President Goodluck Jonathan, one month ultimatumÂ to address the gross neglect of the Urhobo nation by the Federal Government,Â despite their enormous contribution to the nationâ€™s economy.
The group in a communique at the end of its meeting, weekend, said they would stage a 500,000 man protest in Abuja,Â if the neglect and marginalization are not resolved by the government.
The communique signed by the groupâ€™sÂ national Coordinator and Secretary, Mr Efe Okpomo and Prince Kingsley Oberuruaria respectively, said the Urhobos were not being appointed into positions of authority. The people decried that the Urhobos were not represented in the Federal Executive Council.
According to the communique, â€œthe Urhobo ethnic nationality is the fifth largest ethnic group in the country and this gross marginalization calls for question,Â as to why the Urhobo should be neglected in the scheme of things by the government.â€
They added that the Urhobos were being marginalized in the ongoing constituency delineation.