July 23, 2014

We’ve not endorsed anyone yet for Delta guber —UPF

BY Austin Ogwuda

Asaba—The leadership of Urhobo Political Forum, UPF, has said that it had not endorsed any of the aspirants for the 2015 governorship race in Delta State, but is still searching for a credible person that will adequately protect the Urhobo interest when elected.

UPF, led by the Senior Political Adviser to the state governor, Chief Ighoyota Amori, made this clarification while reacting to a publication to the effect that the group had given its nod for the candidacy of former Secretary to the State Government, Chief Ovie Omo-Agege.

National Publicity of the group, Mr. Ejaife Odebala, in a statement, in Asaba, yesterday said that the forum’s national chairman, Chief Amori, never told Ovie Omo-Agege that he had been endorsed when the latter paid them a visit, describing the publication as misleading.

The statement noted that the publication gave “an impression that UPF and our leader, Chief Amori,  have for himself and on behalf of the forum, endorsed Omo-Agege for governor of Delta State in the 2015 governorship election against all other aspirants in the race.

“For the information of the general public,  UPF has not endorsed anyone including, Omo-Agege for the 2015 governorship election as all the aspirants that have come to the UPF have been encouraged to continue in the race peacefully and constitutionally.

“As a political pressure group within the Peoples Democratic Party, we are looking at all those running for governorship at the moment and at the appropriate time the UPF will take a position on who will be served the Urhobo interest.”