Rivers Scholars in Europe Endorse Dakuku PetersideFeatured, Latest News, Nigeria 2015 Election Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
…Expresses Gratitude To Amaechi
It was a well-attended event when about 80 young scholars of Rivers State origin studying in Europe gathered together in Brighton, East Sussex,United Kingdom, under the auspices of Coalition of Rivers State Scholars(CORSS) to endose Dr Dakuku Peterside as the next governor of Rivers state.
After an extensive deliberation which lasted several hours and reviewed many of the political developments both in Rivers state and Nigeria, the association decided to unanimously endorse the All Progressives Congress gubernatorial candidate Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside for the forthcoming elections on the 28th of February in the state.
Speaking at the end of the session, the convener of the meeting and Presidnet of the coalition, Mr. Tekena Kingsley thanked all the students who travelled from far and wide to attend the meeting.
According to him, no sacrifice is too much to ensure that their voices are heard on issues that bother on leadership in their state.
Hear him: ‘Brothers and sisters, we all know that in a few weeks our people back home will go to the polls to elect a new governor. It is a time for both reflection and introspection. Many of you know how you came here that it was due to the vision our Governor Rotimi Amaechi.
Many sons and daughters of Rivers State have benefited from the scholarships that his government has been sponsoring all over the world. We are proud of his efforts. How else can we say thank you to him than to support his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) his pragmatic policies and his successor Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside.
We implore our brothers and sisters to come out massively to vote for him on the Election Day. We are confident that when Dr. Peterside is elected, he will continue the giant strides of the outgoing governor to give priority to critical areas like education, health and agriculture’.
Mr Takena further urged all political parties participating in the elections in the state and country to desist from violence and cautioned young people not to avail themselves to be used.
Other highlights of the meeting include the election of a 12- member new executive committee to lead the organisation for another two years.
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