A former member of the of House of Representatives, Mr. John Edijala, has called on the Chief Joe Omene-led leadership of Urhobo Progress Union, UPU, to apologise to Urhobo people and resign.
Mr. Edijala told newsmen in Ughelli, Delta State, that the group had been leading the Urhobo nation in the wrong direction, particularly in their choice of candidates during elections, which he said had impeded development.
He spoke against the background of the defeat suffered by Olorogun David Edevbie, the UPU-endorsed candidate for Delta State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship primaries.
The PDP chieftain argued that of the numerous good and fresh hands that abound in Urhoboland, the Omene-led UPU allowed itself to be arm-twisted, thereby alienating itself from mainstream politics in the state.
Edijala, a lawyer, said: “The Omene-led UPU must, within two weeks, render unreserved apology to Urhobo people for its self-serving partisanship, which was fashioned to embarrass our people.”