By: Ike Philip AbiagomA political group; “YOUTHS-4-Rister Izedunor 2023’’ has appealed to leaders and stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC)to support the candidacy of Prince Rister Izedunor in the 2023 Delta State House of Assembly elections. The group made the appeal during a press conference by its Coordinator, Comrade Sab Emeka Okonkwo on monday 14th March 2023 in Asaba .
“YOUTHS-4-Rister Izedunor 2023’’,is a political movement and platform built by Aniocha South Youths to mobilise support for the candidacy of Prince Rister Izedunor as our legislator to represent Aniocha South come 2023. Its main objective is to drum up support for Prince Izedunor, to be chosen as the standard bearer of the APC, and for his subsequent victory at the polls in the general elections.
Okonkwo also urged APC leaders and good people of Aniocha South to ensure that Prince Rister Izedunor emerged as the APC flag bearer in the 2023 Delta State House of Assembly election.“We wish to appeal to APC leaders, present and past party leaders, stakeholders and members of the party, and indeed all well-meaning Aniocha South people, to support the candidacy of Izedunor.
“They should ensure that he emerges as the Standard Bearer of the APC for the 2023 Delta State House of Assembly election,’’ Okonkwo said.He also called on the,both at home and in the diaspora, to put away sentiments, support and vote for Prince Izedunor and the APC in 2023.
“We have looked at the profiles of those presently aspiring to contest for 2023 Delta State House of Assembly election in Aniocha South.“We have identified Prince Izedunor as the only one with the character and content, political will and capacity required to bring the needed transformation that Aniocha South are yearning for.’’
He described Prince Izedunor as a grassroots leader and a uniting figure, a good bridge builder who bridges the gap between young and old. Prince Izedunor is a quintessential leader and gentleman.
According to him, Prince Izedunor relates equitably with Aniocha South in business and in politics without greed or sentiment.“He is an astute politician,Farmer,entrepreneur and philanthropist, who is perhaps the most visible through his promotion of Youths empowerment in Delta State.
Okonkwo also expressed concern about epileptic power supply amid high tariffs, the increasing rates of violent crimes in Aniocha South.“The undue and unwarranted sufferings that Nigerians are presently subjected to due to scarcity of petroleum products, to mention a few, all of these are becoming unbearable for the average Nigerian.