A group of Isoko activists, under the aegis of the Isoko Community Development Alliance, ICDA, has appealed for caution and temperament in the resolution of the present crisis in the Urhobo Progress Union, UPU.
Addressing newsmen in Oleh, yesterday, the group called on its Urhobo cousins not to allow outsiders to destroy an illustrious organization like the UPU, which through the efforts of the late Mukoro Mowoe became the envy and model for other socio-cultural bodies in Delta and elsewhere.
In a statement by its publicity secretary, Emmanuel Abada, the ICDA while bemoaning the harsh treatment meted out to the Isoko nation by the PDP in denying the Isokos any post of relevance in the coming dispensation, opined that the Isoko nation was banking on a united Urhoboland to deliver an opposition candidate to defeat the PDP in the coming election.
According to Ababda, “Whether anyone likes it or not, we need a united block Urhobo vote to save Delta from PDP. We were banking on O’tega Emerhor of APC to lead the liberation of Delta but now that Great Ogboru and Joe Omene seem to be pandering to the dictates of Aso Rock in favour of Ifeanyi Okowa of PDP we can only say we are quite dejected as our only hope of rescue from PDP misrule is slipping away.”
Abada said: “While we are looking up to our Urhobo cousins to put their house in order, for now we remain committed to O’tega and hope we can all delver him as our next Governor across the state as the most detribalized candidate in the race.”