THE Chief Joe Omene-led Urhobo Progress Union, UPU, has called for the creation of Urhobo State to address perceived imbalance and marginalisation, maintaining that the Federal Government must take urgent steps to restructure the country to douse ethnic agitations if the country must attain her full potentials, meaningful development, peace and genuine unity.

UPU, in a statement by Chief Omene, as the country celebrates 57 years of independence, explained that despite being the fifth largest ethnic group in the country, the Urhobo nation remains the most marginalised, disrespected and cheated.

Noting that at 57, the country had done well in surviving a civil war, economic recession, annulment of a free and fair election, Omene said that as long as there are seeming lopsidedness in sharing of national wealth, the zeal to pull away from the federation will always arise.

He also praised President Muhammadu Buhari for his fight against corruption and urged Nigerians to support the President.

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