BY Akpokona Omafuaire
WARRI—THE Urhobo people under the leadership of Chief Patrick Aziza, have reunited with the Ibori family of Oghara in Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State with a view to working for the development of the Urhobo nation.
The reunion at a brief but colourful forgiveness and pardon ceremony, organised by the Urhobo Progress Union, UPU in Warri was for a united Urhobo.
President General of UPU, Chief Aziza, represented by his 1st Deputy President General, Chief Joe Omene, said that the Urhobos are the major losers in the current Nigeria polity, stressing that the people must busy their differences for the interest of the present and future generations.
Aziza noted that his administration was determined to bring all Urhobo sons and daughters together no matter the situation, pointing out that the task of salvaging the Urhobo nation rest squarely on the Urhobos themselves.
He charged the people to learn to forgive one another, no matter the circumstances and level of the offence.
Head of Ibori family, Chief William Ibori, commended the UPU, for the foresight, adding that the Ibori’s family and the Oghara people were grateful and would always partner the leadership of Aziza to move Urhobo forward.
Chief Ibori noted that the Urhobo cannot afford to pass through another hectic experience again, saying “we must support each other.”