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Urhobo Leaders drum up support for Dafinone

Urge politicians to embrace politics anchored on qualities like credibility, competence and ability to perform
By Henry Ebireri

Urhobos at home and abroad were Monday told to embrace politics anchored on qualities like credibility, competence and ability to perform and deliver the dividend of democracy to the people.

Making the call in Egini, Udu Local Government Area, a group under the umbrella, Urhobo Leaders of Thought said “the next senator for Delta Central must be a person with articulate vision, unquestionable credibility, level headed and above all a disciplined gentleman”.

The leaders who described Chief Ede Dafinone as the best hand for the senatorial job said the chartered accountant built a strong and purposeful relationship among the various communities in Urhobo land through his large heartedness.

“Chief Ede Dafinone stands out of the pack of pretenders, traders and contenders. He is an accomplished economist, a distinguished accountant, a large hearted philanthropist, a reputable humanist and a God fearing individual. He is a very successful man, whose success flows not from his material possession but from the many lives he has touched in Urhobo land with his love and kindness” the leaders said.

According to a statement by the National Coordinator of the group, Mr.

Michael Akpomughe, the leaders said “Chief Ede Dafinone's victory is vital to the development of Urhobo land”.

“He is coming to serve and not to make money” the statement said.

Recalling Late Senator Pius Ewherido's contributions to the Urhobo nation, particularly fighting to give the Urhobos a sense of belonging, the leaders appealed to Chief Great Ogboru and other top leaders of the Democratic Peoples Party (DPP) not to do a great disservice to the memory of this illustrious son by working against Dafinone's interest.

Urhobos, they further charged, should set aside political affiliation and ensure that Dafinone becomes the next senator in view of placing the area on the right path.