As the 2019 general election is fast approaching, the Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) has warned no blood of any Urhobo sons and daughters is worth the ambition of any politician.
President General of the Union, Olorogun Moses Taiga, gave the warning on Sunday while congratulating candidates who have conclusively secured their parties’ nomination to contest in the general elections.
While maintaining that the UPU is the sociocultural umbrella body of all Urhobos worldwide, he reiterated commitment that the UPU will work with the political class, irrespective of party leanings, to move the Urhobo Nation forward.
Olorogun Taiga also advised Urhobo sons and daughters vying for various political offices to put the interest of the Urhobo Nation first, and above personal interest.
“I recognize 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 stated.
He further urged all contestants to go and sell their programmes to the people in other to get their support.
However, he 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.