The Rivers Youth Movement (RYM) worldwide, has pledged support and loyalty to the Rivers State Governor, and Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.
The RYM, an association of Rivers youths numbering over two million, also passed a vote of confidence on the Rivers State Governor for his landmark achievements in the state.
President-General of the Rivers Youth Movement, Engr. Richard Alete at a press conference in Port Harcourt yesterday, said the RYM would continue to support good leadership as demonstrated by Governor Amaechi.
“The Rivers Youth Movement with its membership strength of over two million Rivers youths including those in Nigeria and those in diaspora wish to state that our unalloyed support to the dynamic, focused and award-winning Governor of Rivers State, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi (CON), the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), cannot be undermined despite the current political impasse in the state.
The Movement wants to use this opportunity and privilege to salute the governor for his developmental strides in this state, that we are inspired by the people-oriented projects and programmes of the present political dispensation in the state led by Governor Amaechi and therefore express our unflinching support, loyalty and commitment to this administration with benevolent ideologies.
“We also want to use this opportunity to pass a vote of confidence on the Governor of Rivers State, because he has tried; he has done so much for Rivers people.”
On that note, on behalf of Rivers Youth Movement worldwide, we stand today to pass a vote of confidence on the Governor of Rivers State, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.
“We want to say that Rivers Youth Movement will continue to support good leadership. We will stand for peace, development and good governance. We want to say that Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has also touched the life of the ordinary man on the street”, Engr. Alete said.
He noted that the Amaechi-led administration has distinguished itself in massive construction of world-class model primary and secondary schools, model primary healthcare centres, roads, agricultural advancement and human capacity development among several others.
The RYM President-General appealed to the political class in the State to pursue political understanding and not cause disaffection in the state. He urged stakeholders to work with the Amaechi-led administration to entrench development in the state.
Alete urged the youth to remain peace-loving and avoid criminality, assuring that the RYM would ensure peace and good governance in the state.
He also appealed to security agencies to help sustain the peace, pledging that the RYM would collaborate with the police and other security outfits to keep the prevailing peace in Rivers Sate.
A former member of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Collin Ordu who also spoke, recalled that the RYM was formed in the bygone days of insecurity in the state to re-orientate the youth and give them focus.