By Festus Ahon
UGHELLIâ€”NATIONAL Chairman of Urhobo Political Forum (UPF), Chief Ighoyota Amori, has said the Urhobo were not prepared to play second fiddle in the politics of Delta State.
Amori, who spoke at Okpara Inland Ethiope East local government area of the state during a meeting of the group hosted by one-time Commissioner for Finance in the state, Mr. Love Ojakovo, last weekend, restated that the Urhobo would continue to work in harmony with other ethnic groups in the state to ensure that the dividends of democracy continued to get to the door steps of all Deltans.
According to him, the UPF is determined to properly position the Urhobo ethnic nationality, and is out to advance the Urhobo politically.
â€œIn doing this, we are not ready to be sponsored by government and, as such, we are not sycophants. The Urhobo Political Forum is own by the Urhobo and it is being sponsored by the Urhobo,â€ he said.
To this end, Amori charged the people of Urhobo nation to remain steadfast in their political struggle for a better Urhobo nation.
Chatting with newsmen shortly after the meeting, the National Secretary of the group, Dr. Ebenezer Okorodudu, said the UPF was genuinely committed to building a virile Urhobo nation.
According to Okorodudu, the UPF is the foremost political pressure group formed by the Urhobos and for the political interest of the Urhobo people.