By Onozure Dania
In appreciation of the outstanding performance of Governor Nyesom Wike, thousands of Rivers State youths, yesterday, staged a four-kilometre walk, endorsing the governor for a second term.
The four-kilometre walk, tagged Walk4Wike Season 2, took off from the Port Harcourt Pleasure Park, through Aba Road and terminated at Government House, Port Harcourt.
In the course of the long trek, the youths shared handbooks and DVDs containing Governor Wike’s achievements, singing pro-Wike campaign songs.
The walk, which was coordinated by D-Source Connect Group, had endorsements and participation from hundreds of social media and civil society groups.
Speaking after the walk, Convener of Walk4Wike, Mr. Vincent Amadi, said Rivers youths resolved to stage the walk as a way of telling the international community and other Nigerians that the people were in full support of Governor Wike.
He said contrary to the negative propaganda being sponsored by opposition elements, Governor Wike has performed creditably, churning out people-oriented projects across the state.
Amadi said: “The youths of Rivers State have come to say that in 2019, Governor Wike should present himself for a second term. We will March across the 23 local government areas of the state to promote Wike’s candidature.”
In his remarks, member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Ken Chikere, said the walk was an endorsement of the performance of Governor Wike.
Responding, Governor Wike, represented by Deputy Governor Harry Banigo, commended the youths for identifying with performance and good governance.
He declared his commitment to sustained delivery of projects and programmes that will empower the youths.