A group of Urhobo youths under the aegis of Urhobo Integrity Alliance, have cautioned Chiefs Great Ogboru and Joe Omene to tread carefully with respect to the present crisis rocking the Urhobo Progress Union, UPU.
According to the group, the Uvwiamuge declaration remains sacrosanct and that despite the arguments of Ogboru and Omene, the only candidate whose aspiration is on all fours with the declaration remains Olorogun O’tega Emerhor of the APC.
It claimed that attaching Chief Ogboru to President Jonathan can only amount to a wild goose chase as Jonathan’s election comes first and he can easily change his mind and support his fellow party man, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa once he is safe in power.
In a statement released to newsmen in Warri, yesterday, the group, through its Convener, Comrade Peter Adogbeji, noted that hitherto, Urhobo had always spoken with one voice and voted for only one candidate at each and every election.
He said: “Besides, there is no guarantee that Jonathan will necessarily win the election and if he cannot deliver himself, is it Ogboru that he will deliver? The whole thing looks like a scam and if Ogboru is beginning to come across as an agent of the PDP collaborating with Omene to distabilise UPU so that Urhobo votes will be split for Okowa to win.”
Adogbeji vowed that Urhobos will never be divided and come the Governorship elections they will be casting their votes for O’tega Emerhor of APC.