Jonathan's Endorsement: Rivers Group Reply Arewa Youths
By: Justus Brown Sotonye Brima
The Rivers State Patriotic Youth Assembly(RSYPA) has called on the Arewa
Youth Leaders and Stakeholders to be downright in addressing issues
concerning internal party politics in the country.
President of RSYPA, Joseph Harry Itenyi, made the call yesterday in Port
Harcourt in a reaction to a statement by the Arewa Youths in which the
group condemned the collective endorsement of President Goodluck
Jonathan as the sole candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party,
Itenyi said: "I see the position of the Arewa youths as less informed
because a collective decision of a political party to present any
candidate as the PDP has done is as good as an election. The Arewa
youths will have to be more open minded and patriotic in the interest of
peace in our country."
He went further to say the decisions and internal politics within the
PDP are normal and our concern is for Nigerians to be given the chance
to choose from the candidates presented by the political parties.
"If the PDP decides to present anybody they are comfortable with, that
is an internal issue and solely their business, the same thing applies
to the APC and other political parties. What we expect is that Nigerians
will have the freedom to choose from the candidates, the president they
want in 2015." Itenyi said yesterday.
Justus Brown Sotonye Brima