Abuja - Some Urhobo leaders have welcomed the
dismissal of the petition filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the
Delta State National Assembly Election Tribunal sitting in Asaba.
“It is a sign of good things to come to Urhobo land,”
spokesperson of Urhobo Unity Forum (UUF), Dr Mudiaga Oghene, said in Ughelli.
The tribunal recently dismissed the APC petition, ruling
the party failed to adduce satisfactory, cogent and credible evidence to prove
all the grounds of the petition.
The leaders subsequently congratulated Rt. Hon Ovwigho
Igbuya, Speaker of the House of Assembly, on his victory at the tribunal and
urged him to continue being the good ambassador of the Urhobo nation.
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The organisation hailed him for offering “high quality”
service to the state, raising the office of the speaker to greater heights and
reaching out to the sick and vulnerable.
UUF also described the Speaker as a “rare gem” and an
“He is a complete gentleman in the real sense and every
Deltan should emulate his steps,” said Oghene.
The Urhobos, numbering 1 million, are the major
ethnic group in the Delta State.
- CAJ News