Chuks Okocha in Abuja
Thousands of youths, yesterday, took to main roads of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, in solidarity stroll in assist of the re-election bid of Governor Douye Diri.
The youths from the eight native authorities areas of the state walked a distance of greater than 10 kilometres from the favored Tombia roundabout to the Peace Park reverse the Government House.
Chief Press Secretary to the Bayelsa State governor, Daniel Alabrah, mentioned, a outstanding APC youth chief within the state, Gifted Natus, additionally led scores of defectors to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a part of the re-election stroll for the governor.
Speaking on their behalf, Natus mentioned they determined to be part of Diri’s prosperity household as a result of within the final three years underneath his watch, Bayelsa State has been politically steady and peaceable.
He famous that the management of their former occasion dampened their hopes and aspirations due to lack of path and failed guarantees, saying they might now not stay in a sinking ship.
“We are here in our numbers to join the prosperity government because of the exemplary leadership style of the Miracle Governor, his peaceful disposition and because he is spreading prosperity across the eight local government areas of our dear state.
“Since the governor came into power, we have witnessed peace and political stability in the state. In the APC, it has been one failed promise after another. We cannot remain under a leadership that lacks direction,” he mentioned.
Responding, Diri mentioned he was elated, when he bought calls on the stroll endorsing his second time period bid, notably by youths within the opposition who determined to be part of his occasion.
He thanked them for the solidarity and for coming again dwelling to the PDP, assuring them that each one their rights could be absolutely restored.
The governor urged the youths to all the time stand for peace, unity and improvement, stressing that he has a covenant with them to equip them by expertise acquisition and capability constructing.