It’s Time to Sheathe the Sword, Urhobo Group Tells Election Litigants in Delta

Sylvester Idowu in Warri

The Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) Worldwide has urged the main contestants for the 2023 gubernatorial election in Delta state to sheathe their swords after the recent Supreme Court judgment.

President General of UPU, Chief Ese Gam, at a press conference held at the Urhobo Cultural Centre, Okere in Warri, yesterday, he congratulated the state Governor, Sheriff Oborevwori, on his victory, stressing that “the storm is over.”

The UPU, however, appealed to the opposition to join hands and support the Oborevwori-led government to move the state forward, recalling that since the election of the incumbent governor and the attendant litigations, there had been some tension in the state.

According to Gam, “The most disturbing part of it is that all the contending forces are all Urhobo sons, and it was not a fight between Urhobo ethnic body and any other nationality in the state. It was more or less an in-house fight.

“As a matter of fact, UPU had so many things in mind but we’re putting on hold after consultation with some stakeholders, particularly the traditional rulers. Now, I can say confidently that the storm is now over.”

The UPU appealed to its “other sons” from other political parties, particularly the All Progressives Congress (APC), Social Democratic Party (SDP), and Labour Party (LP) to come together and reason under the UPU body “so that we can be better equipped to assist our son and Governor of Delta State, Rt. Hon Sheriff Oborevwori.”

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