THE 2004 CONSTITUTION OF
URHOBO PROGRESS UNION AMERICA (UPUA)
[As Amended in 2006]
We recognize our common ancestry and cultural heritage;
We understand the richness of our culture and traditional Urhobo value orientation;
We recognize the need to pass on to our children the positive aspects of Urhobo culture and values;
We recognize the impact of colonialism and other factors on our culture and values;
Urhoboland in traditional African political organization constitutes a nation of autonomous kingdoms and republics;
We are aware of the economic and political importance of Urhoboland to modern Nigeria;
It is imperative to unite Urhobo people abroad and at home for the betterment of Urhoboland;
IN THE BELIEF that Urhobo people abroad have a sacred responsibility for the development of Urhoboland,
That an umbrella organization in North America was inaugurated in 1993 in recognition of the above-stated convictions, and,
That the former name of the organization was Urhobo National Association of North America (UNANA).
NOW, THEREFORE, we the Urhobo people resident in North America do proclaim the following Constitution for ourselves. This Constitution shall be cited as the 2004 Constitution of Urhobo Progress Union America (UPUA) as amended in 2006, and supersedes the 1998 Revised Constitution.