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Urhobo youths condemn attack on Uduaghan’s convoy

By FESTUS AHON & Godwin Oghre

UGHELLI— URHOBO National Youth Council, UNYC, yesterday, condemned the reported attack on the convoy of Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, by some misguided youths in Oghara, Ethiope West Local Government Area of the State.

Meantime, the people of Oghara, home town of former governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori, have denied media reports, that they attacked and actually attempted to assassinate the governor, who they described as “our own amiable son of the community.”

They also denied attempting to assassinate Governor Uduaghan, who they described as a “a laudable governor and a good patriot of the community.”

In a telephone chat with Vanguard,  Unugbrogodo of Oghara Kingdom, Chief William Ibori, elder brother of Chief James Ibori, told Vanguard that the people of Oghara Kingdom hold both the former and the current governors in high esteem and would not do anything to jeopardize the lives of both men.

A prominent palace chief, who spoke on condition of anonymity, alleged that the attack on the governor’s convoy was the handiwork of mischievous persons.

Urhobo National Youth Council, in a statement by its National President, Mr Henry Baro, said: “We condemned in the strongest terms, the reported attack on the convoy of Governor Uduaghan, while on official assignment at Oghara by some misguided youths in the community over chieftaincy matter.

“It is our belief that no matter how strong our grievances, recourse to violence and taking laws into our hands will only exacerbate the situation. Such grievances can only be properly addressed through dialogue and negotiation.”


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