Edison, Ihunwo Lead March For Wike


Activities at the State House of Assembly have been on the low in the past few weeks, but members have continued to confer with their constituents.
Last week, the “One Million Youths for Wike” campaign being championed by two Assembly members, Hon Major Jack of Akuku-Toru-Constituency 1, and Hon Ehie Edison of Ahoada-East II berthed in Port Harcourt.
The “One Million Youth for Wike” witnessed a huge crowd of attendance last Thursday, as youths from Port Harcourt marched through the streets of the city to show solidarity to the state governor.
Led by former Assembly member, but now Chairman of Port Harcourt City Local Government Area, Hon Victor Ihunwo and other prominent Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members from Port Harcourt, the youths marched through the streets of Port Harcourt.
At the end of the solidarity march, both Hon Ehie and Jack addressed the youths and reminded them why they should always pitch tent with Chief Nyesom Wike.
Ehie stressed that so far, Chief Wike had demonstrated that he was youth friendly and ready to improve upon their welfare.
According to the lawmaker, it will be fool hardy to support any other candidate in 2019, as the governor has done so many things to show that he is ready to develop and transform the state.
On his part, Hon Jack listed some of the projects Chief Wike had done in transforming the city of Port Harcourt . Jack promised the youths that come 2019 more dividends of democracy were underway.
Meanwhile, former Assembly member, Hon Ihunwo, whose seat was contested in a bye-election last Saturday, were among those who condemned the violence and electorial malpractices that characterised the elections.
Ihunwo described the elections as war and accused the police of compromising. The former lawmaker said the conduct of the elections was a set back to democracy.
Meanwhile, PDP candidate in the by-elections, Chiemeka Nmerukini has called for the concellation of the elections.
Nmerukini while claiming that the PDP is the most popular party in Port Harcourt said the APC was frustrated, hence decided to resort to violence.
“It’s very unfortunate that at this stage of our democracy we are still thinking of snatching ballot boxes and all that”, Nmerukini remarked.
Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended last Saturday’s by-election to fill the Assembly seat for Port Harcourt Constituency.
INEC in a statement last Saturday said the suspension followed widespread violence and electoral malpractice that marred the elections.