Thousand of youths in Rivers state on Wednesday, August 6 staged a four-kilometer walk to government house, Port Harcourt to endorse Governor Nyesom Wike for a second term, Vanguard reports.
ThisDay report that the walk tagged 'Walk4Wike Season 2' saw the youths sharing handbooks, DVDs containing Wike’s achievements.
The leader of the group, Vincent Amadi, declared that Rivers youths resolved to stage the walk as a way of telling the international community and other Nigerians that the people are in full support of Wike.
He said:''The youths of Rivers State have come to say that come 2019, Wike should present himself for a second term.
''We will March across the 23 local government areas to promote the candidature of Governor Wike and to ensure that he wins in 2019''.
The governor, represented by his deputy, Ipalibo Harry Banigo, commended the youths for identifying with performance and good governance.
He said:''The All Progressives Congress (APC) has impoverished Nigerians. Today, Nigerians are poor and there is no money in circulation. Unemployment is the order of the day. Indeed there is no positive change anywhere.
''In Rivers State, since 2015, we have had purposeful leadership. We don’t care what happens at the centre. We are focused on developing Rivers State. You can see the projects being executed and the people are being carried along''.