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We will work with everyone to move Urhobo forward - UPU President

Monday, 8 October 2018

Olorogun Moses Taiga, President General, Urhobo Progressive Union.


The President General of Urhobo Progress Union (UPU), Olorogun Moses Taiga, reiterated that the UPU is the socio-cultural umbrella body of all Urhobos and the body will continue to work with the political class, irrespective of party leanings, to move the Urhobo Nation forward. He, therefore, advised Urhobo sons and daughters vying for various political offices to put the interest of the Urhobo Nation first and above personal interest. Olorogun Taiga gave the advice while congratulating candidates who have conclusively secured their parties’ nomination to contest the 2019 general elections.

Olorogun Taiga said, “I recognise the passion and the competitive nature associated with the nomination process, but I advise all the contestants across political parties to follow due process, avoid rancour and any act capable of dividing or weakening the position of the Urhobo Nation. The precious blood of Urhobo sons and daughters should also not be shed to actualize any political ambition.”

He urged all contestants to go and sell their programmes to the people in other to get their support. He however advised that such programmes should lead to the enhancement of the wellbeing of the people and improvement in the socioeconomic environment of the Urhobo Nation.

The UPU is the Urhobo Nation’s principal cultural body founded in 1931 to meet the development needs of the Urhobo people, who represent the fourth (4th) largest ethnic nationality of Nigeria. The Urhobo Progress Union is arguably the oldest socio-cultural organization in Nigeria. It has spearheaded the campaign for the progress of the Urhobo people from British Colonial Times to the present time, including the founding of the famous Urhobo College, Effurun, in 1948.

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