By Ochuko Akuopha
OLEH—Coalition of Concerned Urhobo Youths, CCUY, has described the face-off between Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and the lawmaker representing Okpe/Sapele/Uvwie federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Evelyn Oboro, over the bill recently assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari for the establishment of the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, FUPRE, as uncalled for.
The group, in a statement, urged the lawmakers to sheathe their swords and direct their energies towards initiating more legislations that would best serve the interest of the Urhobo nation, Delta State and the country at large.
The statement by the group’s coordinator, Mr. Onokurhefe Adayusu and Secretary, Onajite Ogheneochuko, lamented that the controversy was coming at a time the Urhobo nation was celebrating the lawmakers for their doggedness and relentless efforts towards the actualization of one of the aspirations of their constituents.
The statement said: “This controversy, we must say is uncalled for because no one is left in doubt that Omo-Agege, the distinguished senator representing Delta Central and Evelyn Oboro, a notable figure in the House of Representatives played important parts in the struggle for the passage and signing into law the bill that has given statutory status to the only federal university in Delta State.
“We call on their supporters and those sowing the seeds of discord between these well meaning representatives of the Urhobo nation to desist from it and allow them to continue with the good work they are doing at the National Assembly.
“What is paramount that the bill has been signed into law by the President and this is victory to the Urhobo people and Deltans generally. The tenacity of purpose with which both of them pursued the bill irrespective of their political party affiliations is highly commendable.
“Omo-Agege and Oboro are serving the Urhobo nation very well at the National Assembly and we are proud of them. They have demonstrated that they have the interest of the Urhobo nation at heart, so, we salute their courage