By Davies Iheamnachor
PORT HARCOURT— Young Progressives Party, YPP, has regretted the slow pace of entrepreneurial development in Rivers State, adding that past leaders in the state derailed it.
This came as Mr. Danagogo Wenike-Briggs emerged the party’s governorship candidate in Rivers State.
Danagogo in his acceptance speech, said that leaders have derailed the development blueprint conceived by the founding fathers of the state, noting that YPP would work to restore same if elected in 2023.
He said: “I thank God for the privilege of becoming the candidate of YPP. We are here to serve the people as our logo implies. Our plan for Rivers State is to see how Rivers people can go back to the blueprint of our forefathers.
“If the blueprint was being followed, where Rivers State is today, we won’t have been here. We have just three agendas, education; every child wants to go to school. If he finishes, he wants a white-collar job. If no jobs he goes into entrepreneurship.
“We want to see how we can stabilise this system. It is the system that runs every organisation. In western world, it is the system that has kept it.”
However, Prince Omangima Harry, Chairman of YPP in the state, said that the emergence would mean that youths would take over leadership in the state.
He said: “We believe in youthfulness. We believe that we are the party to beat in 2023 general elections. We got all it takes, we have human resources.”