The Orovweorere of Effurun-Otor Kindgom, HRM Dr. Johnson Duku (JP), RDN 11 has disclosed that the Olorogun Moses Taiga led Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) is supposed to go to Abuja and fight for Urhobo nation because it is their responsibility just as he insisted that the UPU is the mouth piece of the Urhobo nation.
Recently speaking with newsmen at his palace in Effurun-Otor Kingdom, he stated that the UPU is suppose to help to maintain peace, law and order in the Urhobo nation, adding that, it is the responsibility of the UPU.
According to the revered monarch: “Sometimes, you leave things for the people who are charged with the responsibility to do so.
Based on my position and perspective, I am not a member of the UPU, when the UPU is going wrong, we can draw their attention because they represent us”.
“When they are performing below expectation, we can draw their attention.
Speaking further at his palace in Effurun-Otor, he said the UPU is the mouth piece of the Urhobo nation but they are not supposed to be political.
The UPU can speak on any issue concerning the nation without anybody being afraid whether they are talking for the people’s Democratic Party (PDP) or the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He noted that the UPU is a human organization and it may have such tendencies adding that: “We look up to the UPU to address what affects the Urhobo nation and that is their responsibility.
Commenting on Effurun-Otor Kingdom, the traditional ruler asserted that he celebrated his fifth year coronation and the presentation of staff of office to him by the government recently; saying that, the most outstanding achievement of his reign is the bride connecting Effurun-Otor Kingdom to Olomu Kingdom.
His words: “The Olomu Kingdom happens to be my mother’s community.
There was a time that, if I want to go and see my mother, I would have to go to Ughelli and Oteri before going to Ovwor. But that has stopped because if I leave my palace now, I will be with my mother in five minutes time.”
“You can point here and there the things that have happened within the space of five years.
If not for the Covid-19 pandemic and its attendance implications for the development and cash flow, I am sure that some projects would have taken up too because they have been earmarked for execution.