AUSTIN OYIBODE, EDITOR
Multitude of youths drawn from the 10 wards of Aniocha North local government area of Delta state on Friday stormed the streets of the local government area in a road show canvassing for votes for candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The youths were adorned in branded T-shirts with the inscription of the PDP candidates beginning from the presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar; governorship candidate, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa; senatorial candidate, Peter Nwaoboshi; candidate for the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu and Emeka Nwaobi, the party candidate for Aniocha North state constituency.
In a long convoy, the youths marched through the streets of Issele Uku and it was a beauty to behold as residents of the community trooped out to behold the PDP youths displaying their support for all the party candidates and appealing to all the people in the area to vote massively for the party at all levels.
After moving round, the road show climaxed at the palace of the Obi of Issele Uku where the youths converged to end the show and have interactions from the youth leaders and the director of youth mobilization from the state party campaign office, Mr. Sunday Onoriode.
Onoriode, who expressed utmost satisfaction with the massive turnout of youths for the rally, said the mission of the PDP is to rescue Nigeria from the hands of oppressors and to have food to eat, noting that Nigerians have been in hunger for the past three years and they needed to stop the hunger.
He said Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is the one prepared by the party to end the hunger in Nigeria and to rescue the country from the hands of the oppressors. He added Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has been expending his energy for the welfare of youths, noting that the governor meant well for the people of the state.
He said the party has been on the streets canvassing for votes from the people of the state. He lambasted other parties which think they can win elections but not willing to go to the streets to campaign for votes from the masses.
He said elections are won with structures and numbers and not by sitting at home and thinking they could win election without working for it. He said: “In elections, you vote to win, policemen do not vote, soldiers do not vote. INEC officials do not vote. It is the masses that vote. We are with the people and we are sure we will get the vote when the elections come.”
Answering a question on the party’s preparedness to combat the federal might on the side of the ruling party, Onoriode said: “I don’t understand what you mean by federal might. The federal might you talk about belongs to all of us. It is Nigeria police, Nigeria army, INEC is Nigeria.
“We all own them, no one owns them more than the other. We have the people, in election you vote to win. Police do not win elections for you, army does not win elections for you. It is the votes that count not number of police on ground.”
Youth leader of the party in the local government, Richard Anonyei, who led the youths through the road show, expressed confidence in the youths as he believed that the entire local government is fully for the PDP as expressed by the massive turn out of the youths for the rally.
He said the road show was organized to canvass votes for all PDP candidates across board saying: “As you can see, there is no youths that is remaining in Aniocha north local government that is not here with us. We are all PDP, there is no other party in Aniocha North.
“PDP is an organized party, we have structures everywhere. We have ward youth leaders, we have female and male ambassadors. Everybody here came out from different wards, from 1 to 10. We have ward youth leaders and different coordinators. The message is that if we move in this spirit, we are going to win all the elections.”