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The virtues of the Urhobo nation have been praised as the ethnic group in Delta Central marked her 87th anniversary.
The Delta state Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made the commendation in a statement in which it felicitated with the ethnic nationality.
Full text of the statement signed by the Party’s state Publicity Secretary, Dr. Ifeanyi Osuoza reads:
DELTA PDP HAILS URHOBO NATION AS IT CELEBRATES the 87TH ANNIVERSARY, CALLS FOR UNITY AND TOGETHERNESS IN DELTA STATE.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Delta State Chapter, has congratulated the great Urhobo ethnic nationality and the good people of Delta Central Senatorial zone, on the occasion of the Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) Worldwide 87th Annual Urhobo National Day, on November 30, 2018.
State Publicity Secretary of Delta PDP, Dr. Ifeanyi Michael Osuoza delivered the congratulatory message and felicitations, which extolled the excellent virtues of sophistication, industry, bravery, deep intelligence and a distinct cultural style and flamboyance which has defined the Urhobo essence and established the sense of pride and distinguished uniqueness in their traditional identity, inherited and transmuted across the generations over the years.
“The Delta State PDP heartily congratulates the great people of Urhobo ethnic nationality and rejoices with the entire Delta Central Senatorial zone, on the auspicious celebration of the Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) Worldwide 87th Annual Urhobo Day, on November 30, 2018.
“It is indeed with great pride and a sense of appreciation that we particularly felicitate with the Urhobo nation, in recognition of the unparalleled contributions of great Urhobo sons and daughters, not only in the shaping and evolution of our nation as a sovereign independent entity but indeed in the periodic metamorphosis and transformation of the Delta State we now enjoy today.
“We are eternally indebted to the Urhobo nation, both as a State and a political party, to the visionary foresight and political sagacity of great Urhobo leaders, traditional institutions and monarchs, statesmen and women and our other leaders, youths, women, elders, and the entire peoples of Urhoboland, for their tenacious commitment and dedication to the equitable political balance that has hallmarked the power rotation covenant amongst the ethnic nations in the State and largely contributed to the unity and togetherness which we all enjoy as One Delta since creation, in 1991.
“The sophistication, industry, bravery, gallantry, deep intelligence and a distinct cultural style and flamboyance which has defined the Urhobo essence and established the sense of pride and distinguished uniqueness in their traditional identity inherited and transmuted across the generations over the years, has remained indelible in the annals of global cultural references and added glamour, colour, and distinction to the ethos of our State.
“We especially extend our sincere gratitude to the Urhobo nation for the conferment of the title of ‘The Ochuko R’Urhobo’ to our leader and Executive Governor of Delta State, His Excellency Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa. The entire Urhobo nation and indeed the Delta Central Senatorial zone has been the solid pillar behind the PDP over the years and we are fully confident that this wonderful bond will continue in 2019, so that the Ochuko R’ Urhobo will not only deliver even more dividends of democracy and prosperity to all Deltans in the Senatorial zone but ensure that equity and fairness is maintained and sustained at the appropriate time.
“Once again, hearty Congratulations to the great people of Urhobo nation and the entire Urhobo ethnic nationality in the Delta Central Senatorial zone. Let us all resolve as we enter into the campaign season, to shun violence, eschew rancour and other things that will tend to divide us as a united people and instead, embrace peace, unity and the things that will usher peace, progress, development and togetherness as one big Delta family.
We wish you a happy and most successful anniversary celebrations.
God Bless the Urhobo Nation
God Bless PDP
God Bless Delta State.
Dr. Ifeanyi Michael Osuoza
State Publicity Secretary,
PDP, Delta State.