The Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) Worldwide has commended the Delta State Governor, Rt Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, for his quick response in resolving the Aladja/Ogbe Ijoh crisis.
The deputy president general of the union, Chief Isaac Itebu, gave the commendation on Wednesday, when members of the union paid a solidarity visit to the Ovie of Udu Kingdom, HRM Bethel Delekpe Owhuro I, in his palace at Aladja.
Itebu said that the visit was to sympathise with the Ovie, whom Itebu noted, had lived in Aladja Community.
He admitted that the lingering crisis had been on for the past 27 years, stressing that one could imagine the emotional trauma the Ovie had gone through in all those years.
The UPU leader assured the Ovie of the union’s support, stating that the Urhobo nation was behind the Aladja community, insisting that Aladja was a territory under the Urhobo nation.
Itebu thanked the Aladja people for their resilience in all those years, praying for peace to return permanently to the community for the greater good of Delta State.
The deputy President of the Urhobo Progress Union (UPU), also commended the effort of the Delta State Governor, who swung into action, supporting the military that waded into the crisis to restore calmness in the community.
He pleaded with the military to be professional while enforcing orders, adding that there were many allegations against them during the crisis, where it was alleged that people were beaten and property were also destroyed by the military.
He urged the Aladja people to be peaceful, assuring that the Delta State Government and the seven-man committee set up by the UPU were working to resolve the land demarcation boundary dispute between them and their neighbouring Ogbe-Ijoh Community.