The Urhobo Nation Lacks Strategic Planning – Magege
An Agbor based Urhobo politician in Delta State Nigeria, Chief Olori Magege, has revisited the Urhobo issue within the context of the present political dispensation and have giving a damning verdict that the “Urhobo Nation Lacks Strategic Planning”.
Chief Magege receiving the executive and members of the Urhobo Media Group (UMG) who paid him a courtesy visit at his country home in Agbaro, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State Nigeria.
Chief Magege added that it is unfortunate that the Urhobo nation would continue to repeat the same mistakes in every election and called for self-appraisal to restore the Urhobo nation to its pride of place among the committee of ethnic nationalities in Nigeria.
Chief Magege further express that Chief Patrick Aziza was made the President General of Urhobo Progressive Union (UPU) at the time former President Olusegun Obasanjo was president of the country. And it was this same Aziza who was made Chairman of the Special Military Tribunal that sent Obasanjo to jail on charges of alleged coup-plotting.
The Urhobo Nation also went on to endorse David Edevbie when former President Goodluck Jonathan was president of Nigeria inspite of what Jonathan went through in the hands of Edevbie. Of cause the Ijaw saw this and went back to the drawing board. So you can see that we are always getting it wrong; we lack strategic planning.
Chief Magege reiterated that the Urhobo Nation must build bridges across to other ethnic nationalities and place themselves in a position where they would be determining who and what goes where in Delta State.
“I have been saying it that we must build bridges across to other ethnic nationalities. It is not when you go and visit an Ijaw, Isoko, Anioma or Itsekiri person or group an you wedge kolanuts, eat and drink. That is not bridge building. I am happy that today what I stood for and have been saying and for which they said they sanctioned me are now being recognized and appreciated”.
Magege told the UMG leaders that they have a role to play in sensitizing and mobilizing Urhobo in the concerted effect to remove Urhobo from the political doldrums.