(By Iheanyi Ezinwo)-The people of Elibrada in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State have been advised to work for peace in order to restore the glory of the once thriving community.
This advice was given by Prince Charles Beke, Managing Director of Eastern Wrought Iron Limited and leader of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ward 3 in the area, in the sidelines of the presentation of Christmas gifts provided by Governor Nyesom Wike to the people of Elibrada.
Reminding the people that violence and development are mutually exclusive, the political leader pleaded with all, especially the restive youths, to turn a new leaf and embrace peace so that crippled economic activities and investors who fled the area in the wake of increased insecurity of lives and property, can return.
Meanwhile, as the nation prepares for the 2019 general elections, the politician has called on Nigerians to be guided by the antecedents of candidates and vote for those who will work to improve their welfare. He maintained that the All Progressives Congress, under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari has failed to fulfill the legitimate expectations of Nigerians, and that it was only logical to look in the direction of the PDP, because, according to him, the party has learnt from its mistakes after 16 years in power and is determined to take Nigeria to greater heights if given the mandate in 2019.
While listing scores of projects executed by the administration of Governor Wike to make a great difference in the lives of the people of Rivers State in the last three and half years, Beke assured that 2019 holds a great promise for the people of Elibrada and all Nigerians.
Prince Beke further encouraged all registered voters not to sell their voter’s cards, as it remains their power to remove and enthrone leaders, while assuring that votes will count in 2019. Wishing the people of Elibrada in particular and all Nigerians a happy new year, Pastor Beke reminded Nigerians that they all have a part to play, and must indeed be committed to playing their parts in the process of bringing about whatever changes they may desire at any level of governance in 2019.