By FESTUS AHON
UGHELLI – Urhobo Youth Council, UYC, Tuesday, said Urhobo youths would not be intimidated by frivolous allegation of plotting a protest against the Presidential Amnesty Programme, by the Presidential Amnesty Office, over their non-inclusion in the programme, insisting that Urhobo should be given their share without recourse to blackmail.
UYC, in a statement by its National President, Mr. Henry Baro, said: “We are constrained to respond to reports in the media by the Presidential Amnesty Programme office on a phantom allegation of threat of mayhem by Urhobo and Itsekiri youths billed to commence at far away Akwa Ibom State.
“The apex youth organisation of the Urhobo ethnic nationality is not surprised by the antics of our Ijaw brothers, who believe that whatever is coming to Niger Delta belongs to them. We are, therefore, least surprised that they had resorted to blackmail and subterfuge in denying other ethnic nationalities from benefiting from the third phase of the Amnesty Programme as they did in the other phases.”