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RIVERS ODDITY: Youths Council disassociate self from the political rift in the State, condemns use of arm

LEGISREPORTS NG – The National Youths Council of Nigeria, Rivers State Chapter has called on the youths in the State to resist invitations to engage them in wrong directions and be used as political bait for politicians to negotiate their selfish interests.

 

Addressing newsmen in Port Harcourt on the political situation in Rivers State, the Chairman of the body Kingsley Ibanichuka said the NYCN is not a political body and will not be used by  politicians to attain their political heights.

 

He said the Youth body regret the horrible and condemnable action carried out by some Youths in Obio/akpor Local Government Area in the name of protest.

 

“We shall remain behind the scene in any violent prone political situation but give our unreserved support to anyone who thinks and acts Rivers before himself, we call on the Youths to rise to a new realisation to becoming the spectators and allow the old who often set agenda for chaotic political moments to achieve their aggrandizement, with their children and families often abroad and highly valued, to take the lead with their children as lieutenants in the crisis”. He said.

 

Mr. Ibanichuka described the use of explosives in the headquarters of Obio/akpor local government council as “un-Rivers and alien” saying that such culture should be looked into serious and perpetrators brought to book ” else such acts will enjoy fertility”.

 

He said the introduction of explosive devices to address political problems has gained prominence in some parts of the North and has drastically distorted the “Transformation Agenda” of President Jonathan in the region and must not be allowed to gain feet in Rivers State.

 

The Youth Leader however called on the People of Obio/akpor as well as the youths not to be in a hurry to lose the decency of the area as a result of internal political differences while urging them to allow the laws to take its course.

 

 

This report was prepared by our reporter in Port Harcourt.

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