UPU Election: Urhobo Monarchs Pray For Moses Taiga’s Victory (PHOTOS)
LAGOS NOVEMBER 21ST (URHOBOTODAY)-Two weeks to the Executive election of Urhobo Progress Union (UPU), no fewer than four Urhobo traditional rulers in different occasion prayed for the success of Olorogun Moses Taiga who is contesting for the position of President General of UPU Worldwide.
It would be recalled that since members of Urhobo Social Club and Urhobo Historical Society drafted Taiga into the race majority of the Urhobos who felt Urhobo needed a well connected personality like him to position the fifth largest tribe in Nigeria received the news with pump and pageantry.
The monarch who prayed for the victory of Taiga when he paid them a courtesy visit are the and King of Mosogar, HRM Udurhie, King of Oghara HRM, Noble Eshemitan and King of Djere,
Praying for God to bless Moses Taiga and give him the courage to execute his ambition one of the Monarchs said UPU needs capable leaders to steer it, adding if UPU is allowed to collapse, Urhobo will also collapse.
“UPU has been shaking. We pray that it stabilize. UPU is not a club. Any Urhobo son and daughter is automatically member of UPU. We want UPU to stand well. When Aziza contested we knew that he will open doors. We want people like him to take over,” One of the Kings stated.
Another King who wants Urhobo to forge a united front, described Taiga’s objective to contest for exalted position as a good one. He prayed to God to protect and give him peace and long life.
Addressing the kings during his courtesy visit to their palaces, UPU Presidential General hopeful, Olorogun Moses Taiga who said he had turned down offer of UPU leadership for the fourth times but decided to give this one a trial said if giving the opportunity to serve he would implement five urgent projects to improve the socio-economic life style of the Urhobos.
The business tycoon who built billion Naira Catholic Cathedral complex in Urhobo community of Okpare vowed that he would renovate the building of UPU located at UPU Headquarters Uvwiamuge, near Agbarho and turn the presently flooded and bushy vicinity to tourist centre.
He equally promised to renovate Urhobo College by adding modern structures as students hostels and master quarters including supply of befitting learning equipments and employment of qualified teachers.
“I will establish Urhobo University to be name after Mukoro Mowoe. I will open a micro finance bank for Urhobo women. They will be able to obtain loans in the bank without collateral of which they will use for their business and later pay back to the bank.
“ If you go to Shoprite in Warri, most of the technicians working in the place are from Togo. It is so because most of our technical schools and trade centres are no more. If elected, I will make sure I revived the dead trade centres and technical schools in Urhobo communities so that the youths can learn trade and acquire means of which to take care of their families,” Taiga who is the President General of Olomu Development Union promised.