A group within the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, the Rivers Unity House (RUH) has begun the sensitization of youths in the state on the need to shun involvement in violence during the 2019 general election.
Addressing a cross section of youths at Elele-Alimini community in Emohua local government area of Rivers State, RUH leader, Kingsley Wenenda Wali, urged them not to see politics as a do or die affair.
Wali stated that it is only the youths that can change the situation of things in Nigeria and Rivers State, saying that those currently in charge of politics in the state had sown the seed of hatred and disunity among the people of the state.
He said: “I have a simple message for the youths here. When you get home, go to your mirror. Pick up the mirror and look at the mirror. Any face you see in the mirror is the face that is going to save Nigeria. It is only you that can do it; nobody can do it for you.
“As youths, start believing that you are the person that will change your fortune. If you don’t believe in yourself, then there is no tomorrow.”
“I came from the age; I came from the generation that destroyed Rivers State with hatred, bitterness and disunity. We have transferred that hatred and bitterness to the youths. We believe that once you don’t belong in the same political party with me, you are my enemy. It is not supposed to be so.”
Also speaking, co-convener of RUH, Mr. Peter Ekekwe, said all members of the group are members of the APC who believe in the leadership of the Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.
In his welcome remarks, Coordinator of RUH, Bouchi Nsirim, lauded the Chairman of APC in the state, Hon. Ojukaye Flag-Amachree for moving the party higher since he assumed office.