PORT HARCOURT (Sundiata Post) – Dr. Dakuku Peterside, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has called on Nigerian students to take their destiny in their hands by demanding for capable and purposeful leadership.
Peterside made the plea at Onne, Eleme Local Government Area when members of National Association of Eleme Students paid him a solidarity visit during Ward 7 mega rally at State School.
The APC candidate told the students that it is in their interest to demand answers from any incompetent, corrupt or visionless leadership, adding that failure to do so amounts to either complacency or conspiracy. He described the political struggle in Rivers State as essentially a battle for the youth and their future. He therefore called on them to vote for APC so as to secure that future. [pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
“Let me remind you that you are the future of Eleme. The entire struggle we are engaged in today is because of you, so that you can get employment opportunities and live well after graduation. We also want you to have proper identity as an Eleme person so that you will walk with pride in Nigeria and in Rivers State. You are old enough to challenge oppression in your land, you are not too young to defend your fatherland. I want to see a renaissance and a new vision in Eleme.
Peterside thanked the students and his supporters in Ward 7 for the warm reception and their door-to-door campaign which is already yielding huge dividend in the area. He also commended party leaders for persevering even in the face of persecution. Goodwill messages also came from supporters, candidates and leaders like Oji Ngofa who spoke on the successes of the party so far.
Responding, Peterside expressed delight over APC’s popularity in every nook and cranny of Eleme.
“I must say that this rally can pass for a local government rally in the other party. Who again will vote for them? Eleme people, you will be appropriately rewarded. People can take everything from you but don’t allow them take your identity. If you allow them, your children will never forgive you”.
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He pledged to work very hard to bring Onne to where it should be as a strategic town in Rivers State but pleaded with the people to use the coming election to liberate themselves. He said APC remains the only medium of that liberation, insisting that he is convinced God wants to use General Muhammadu Buhari to liberate Eleme and Nigeria