By Festus Ahon
UGHELLIâ€”Ughelli North local government area chapter of Urhobo Consultative Forum (UCF), has been inaugurated with a call on members to take the practice of true democracy to the grassroots.
Making the call while inaugurating the Elders/Leaders council and the executive committee of the chapter at the weekend, the National Chairman ofÂ UCF, Sir Tom Amioku said the group was determined to collaborate with neighbouring ethnic nationalities to promote good governance and contribute to the overall development of the state.
He said the UCF was committed to the practice of true electoral process as well as the progress of the Urhobo ethnic group.
Earlier, the National Chairman of the Elders/Leaders Forum of the group, Chief G.N.O. Sefia noted that cooperation and harmony with other ethnic nationalities was the overriding principle of the group.
On his part, the National Deputy Chairman of the group, Dr. Steve Oru, said UCF stands for consultation and deliberations in matters of public interest before coming out with collective resolution.
He commended the State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan for his focused and visionary leadership and appealed to Deltans to join hands to ensure that the Governor was re-elected in 2011.
Speaking shortly after his inauguration, Chairman of the executive committee of the chapter, Prince Ben Oru, expressed happiness and said they adopted consultation amongst Urhobo people and other ethnic groups in the state and maintained that the UCF â€œrecognizes that even in physical weakness of ones neighborsâ€™ attributes, that could be harness for common goodâ€.
He pledged the readiness of his executive to pursue goals of the group.