The chairman of Gokhana United Forum, Mr Belgeni Joseph Lenata has said that the present administration of Rt Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi needs peace to succeed in its endeavour to develop the state.
He thus urged communities, particularly in Ogoniland, to give peace a chance.
Mr Lenata, who said this during the second anniversary memorial of the return of peace to Te York Community in the Khana local government area, said that continuous friction among the people of Ogoniland will not bring the needed development to the area.
He also urged youths of the community to always seek the consent of their elder before taking any action.
“My message to the youth of Teyork are as follows they should embrace the administration of Rt Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, which has changed Rivers State, they should avoid cultism and anything like communal crisis should be eliminated, adding that “the only thing that moves a community forward is peace”.
Mr Lenata, who chaired the occasion, also urged the youth to respect constituted authority.
Meanwhile, the people of Teyork community have protested the incessant arrest and detention of their members by the police.
In a protest march to the Bori Area Command of the police at the weekend, the people also demanded for more government protection, while employment opportunities should also be provided for youths in the area.