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UPU Crisis: Group Urges Omene, Onoge To Step Down

Posted: May 27, 2015 at 5:02 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By John Dugbe  / Ughelli


In a move to permanently resolve the lingering leadership crisis rocking the Urhobo Progress Union (UPU), the Concerned Urhobo for Change, a Pan-Urhobo political group, has advised both Chief Joe Omene and Chief Tuesday Onege to step down to enable the Urhobo people elect new executives to pilot the affairs of the UPU.

The group had earlier called for immediate dissolution of the two factions of the UPU separately led by Chief Joe Omene and Chief Tuesday Onege.

President of the group, Comrade Gabriel Akpude, who made the call in Warri, said it was time for Omene and Onoege to put aside their personal interests, honourably step down and allow Urhobo to conduct a fresh election to produce new leadership of the union.

He regretted that both Omene and Onoge have disappointed Urhobo nation and must also realise that the shame and disgrace they brought to Urhobo must stop now.

“Urhobo is bigger than Omene and Onoge; therefore, whatever may be their reasons the Urhobo traditional rulers and prominent Urhobo sons and daughters should come together to save Urhobo nation from the present shame and disgrace in order to restore and protect Urhobo dignity and honour.”