Rivers Youths in Eleme Local Government Area have vowed to re-elect Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for a second term, declaring that they will defend their votes in 2019.
Speaking during a procession by Eleme Youths on Saturday, Coordinator of One Million Youths for New Rivers State, Mr Ehie Edison said that Governor Wike has executed key projects in the area to merit their votes.
He said: “Today, we are seeing teeming youths in their thousands gathered to ensure that Eleme LGA is counted for Governor Wike in appreciation of all his developmental strides in Eleme Local Government Area.
“Governor Wike is committed to doing more for Rivers youths. This is the only government in the history of Nigeria that has the capacity, interest and love for the youths of Rivers State “.
He said that Rivers youths will not compromise or mortgage their future, hence the decision to ensure Governor Wike’s victory in 2019.
He said: “We are committed and resolute and we shall stand to defend our votes. We shall ensure that our votes are counted, declared and Governor Wike emerges the winner.
“Any attempt to short-change us will be met with resistance from Rivers Youths. The youths will gather and massively resist any plot to rig”.
Chairman of Eleme Local Government Area, Mr Philip Okparaji said Eleme is for Governor Wike because the people want him to consolidate on his good works.
He said: “Eleme is for Governor Wike. This road constructed by Governor Wike is a clear testimony. There is no ‘go-slow’ on this road.
“Akpajo in Eleme Local Government Area is now like Port Harcourt. It has been beautified by streetlights and other amenities. Governor Wike has transformed Akpajo”
The Eleme Local Government Area Chairman said there is no alternative to Governor Wike in 2019, noting that the people are in support of the Rivers State Governor.
The secretariat of One Million Youths for New Rivers State in Eleme Local Government Area was commissioned amid celebration.
Secretary of One Million Youths for New Rivers State, Mr Major Jack praised the people of Eleme LGA for their support. He noted that the mobilisation will lead to overwhelming re-election of Governor Wike.
The procession moved through the streets of the LGA in a carnival-like manner as youths shared pro-Wike handbills to residents. The residents who are beneficiaries of the numerous projects of Governor Wike declared their support for his re-election.
The next stop of the mobilisation of youths will be Port Harcourt City Local Government Area.
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