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UPU Endorses Omogaga As HOSCON Chairman Urhobo Nation

Posted: Oct 5, 2016 at 6:13 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Wilson Macaulay

Warri – Chief Joe Omene, President General of Urhobo Progress Union (UPU), on Monday endorsed Chief Jordan William Omogaga, as the authentic chairman of Host Communities of Nigeria Producing Oil & Gas (HOSCON), Delta Central, Urhobo Ethnic Nationality, thus laying to rest the controversy surrounding the substantive chairman of the organisation in the area.

Chief Omene, in his short but heavy-laden speech said, “The significance of this event is to put an end to the factional groups of HOSCON which have polarised its activities in Urhobo nation.”

The President General, Urhobo Nation, directed other groups parading themselves as representatives of Urhobo Nation in HOSCON to stop doing so and join forces with the only recognised body of HOSCON led by Chief Jordan William Omogaga.

He said, “In the interest of peace, unity and progress, HOSCON must be one in Urhobo land. I have no iota of doubt in my mind that Chief Jordan William Omogaga is capable of handling the affairs of HOSCON Urhobo nation to enviable heights.”

The highlight of the epoch making event was the lifting of the hands of “Omogaga” shoulder high by Chief Omene and the presentation of certificate to him as chairman HOSCON Urhobo Ethnic Nationality by Dr. Mike Emuh, the national chairman of HOSCON, amid pomp and celebration to the admiration of the mammoth crowd that gathered at Mosogar town, Ethiope West LGA of the state.

Chief Omene advised Omogaga to operate an “open door” policy, welcome all groups operating in the area before now, and harmonise them into one vibrant entity in the interest of the Urhobo nation.

He warned that individual interests would never supersede the collective agenda of the Urhobo people.

Dr. Mike Emuh, Executive National Chairman of HOSCON, in his own endorsement speech, thanked the royal fathers of Urhobo land represented by HRM Agbaovwe Oyise II the Odion Ode of Uhweru Kingdom, the PG UPU, Chief Joe Omene for endorsing Chief Omogaga as the HOSCON chairman Urhobo Ethnic Nationality, Delta Central.

While describing the ceremony as unique and historic, Dr. Emuh eulogised Chief Omene as a great leader and a blessing to the Urhobo nation in particular and Nigeria in general.

The HOSCON boss added that now that the issue of who is the substantive chairman of HOSCON is laid to rest, all HOSCON stakeholders of Urhobo extraction should rally round and support Chief Omogaga to reposition HOSCON for better dividends of democracy.

Dr. Emuh in recognition of the hard work and dedication to the service of the Urhobo nation gave an award of credible leadership to Chief Omene and made him a national patron of HOSCON.

He also approved five cooperatives for UPU to be funded by the gas flaring money due for release by the Presidency in a short while.

In his acceptance speech, the highly elated Chief Omogaga promised not to be deterred in his effort to take HOSCON to greater heights as a servant leader.

He expressed his readiness to work hard to empower the youths, the women and to be loyal to the royal fathers of Urhobo land and the leadership of UPU.

Chief Omogaga specially appreciated Dr. Emuh for his esteemed presence on the occasion, the elders advisory council led by Chief Hope Erute, Chief Francis Vevakpor, the national CLO HOSCON; Mrs. Elizabeth Akpoguma (Mama HOSCON), Comrade Agadia Samuel Oghenegare, youth leader HOSCON Delta Central for the good work they were doing in HOSCON.

Omogaga also extended a hand of friendship and brotherhood to all stakeholders of HOSCON to come on board and build a new united HOSCON that would accelerate the growth and development of the Urhobo.

Other keynote speakers on the occasion were Chief Hope Erute, Chief Francis Vevakpor, Mr.Lucky Efejie, Chairman HOSCON Ethiope West, Mrs. Elizabeth Akpoguma (Mama HOSCON), Hon. Peter Orhomahine, HOSCON Chaiman Sapele LGA; Elder Chief Asanore Julius, and Comrade Agadia Samuel Oghenegare. “Today marks the beginning of the emancipation of Urhobo nation HOSCON from all forms of oppression and victimization, positing that the time has come for the Urhobo’s to take their prime place in the affairs of HOSCON,” they said.