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Create three new states from Urhobo nation —Oghenekaro

Former member of the defunct Bendel State House of Assembly for Ethiope South-East constituency, Chief Michael Oghenekaro, has called for the creation of three new states from the present Urhobo nation, in line with the colonial administrative arrangement of Western, Eastern and Central Urhobo divisions.

Chief Oghenekaro,  Convener and President of Evren-Urhobo Peoples Congress, EPC, a socio-political pressure group, told newsmen in Enerhen, Warri, Delta State, that there was need for the creation of Ughelli, Ethiope and Ame states to  correct what he described as “the present imbalance, gross marginalisation and rape of our collective psyche.”

Oghenekaro, who is the Esemugboja of Udu Kingdom, explained that while the Northern, Eastern and Western regions, which enjoyed equal status with the Mid-West region in 1963 have grown to several states, the Mid-West region has remained stagnated in two states, denying the Urhobo nation the benefits of equal rights and opportunities with people from other parts of the country, maintaining that the only thing that could correct the structural imbalance was the creation of more states from the Urhobo nation.


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