Youths, under the aegis of One Million Youths for New Rivers State, held a massive rally today in Port-Harcourt, the state capital, after endorsing Governor Nyesom Wike for re-election in 2019.
The leadership of 1millionYouths4NewRivers, Him. Ehie Edison, Hon. Asuah Mensah Jack and others, dressed as old school teachers with canes as they said they are “flogging” members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) out of the area because the state belongs to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The youths in their hundreds, who stormed the city of Port Harcourt from the 23 local government areas of the state, said they had adopted Wike as their sole candidate for the election.
Speaking, Coordinator of the group and a member of Rivers State House of Assembly, Edison Ehie, said the endorsement became necessary following the massive infrastructural development initiated by Wike across the state despite the economic meltdown.
Ehie said the reason for the call was to sustain the projects the governor has on ground, stressing that youths would ensure his re-election.