By Festus Ahon, ASABA
Urhobo youths under the eagis of Urhobo Youth Leaders Association, yesterday urged former Delta State Governor, Chief James Onanefe Ibori to wade into the Urhobo Progress Union, UPU leadership crisis.
Speaking when he led members of the Association on a solidarity to Chief James Ibori in Oghara, its National President, Comrade Francis Arhiyor stressed the need for the urhobos to live together under a united UPU.
Arhiyor in the address read by his National Secretary, Comrade Vincent Oyibode expressed gratitude to God for the safe return of Chief James Ibori after serving a jail term in the United Kingdom.
Chief James Onanefe Ibori
Saying that the group has been in support of the ruling People Democratic Party, PDP in Delta State since 1998 till date, he said they worked assiduously for the emergence of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa as Governor of the State in the 2015 general elections.
To this end, he called on Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to remember members of the grouo in his empowerment programme, appealing to the former Governor to intervene on their behalf.
In his response, Chief James Ibori thanked the group for the visit and advised against dissenting voices in the course of resolving the UPU leadership crisis.
Holding that the interest of generality of Urhobos was bigger than the interest of any individual, he charged the visiting Urhobo youth leaders to assist in the settlement of the UPU crisis.