IJAW GROUP SEEKS APOLOGY FROM URHOBO OVER MINISTERIAL SLOTS
By Emma Amaize
WARRI - AN Ijaw group, National Council of Ijaw Activists, NACIA, in Delta State, yesterday, demanded an apology from the Urhobo Progressive Union, UPU, an umbrella body of Urhobo people, for allegedly tarnishing the image of the Ijaw nation over the non-appointment of an Urhobo son as a minister by President Goodluck Jonathan.
The group in a statement by its national coordinator, Mallam Yusuf Eregbene, and national secretary, Mr. Augustine Ozobo, said: 'Insulting the Ijaw nation over ministerial appointment was uncalled for, barbaric and unconstitutional.'
NACIA, said it was not against President Jonathan giving a ministerial slot to the Urhobo, but urged UPU to caution Urhobo people to stop their attacks on Ijaw nation on the pages of newspapers to avoid inter-ethnic disharmony between the two ethnic groups.