Temitope Owotoki, Abuja
Thousands of students from the Niger Delta region, have vowed to see that the general elections in the region take place in an atmosphere of peace.
The students, under the aegis of the Niger Delta Students Union Government (NIDSUG), have organise a peace walk through major roads in Port Harcourt to sensitize youths to the evil of cultism, electoral violence, vandalism and other social vices in the area and the country at large.
The walk began around 7.30am from the Isaac Boro Park through Ikwerre Road and ended at the headquarters of the Niger Delta Development Commission in Port Harcourt.
Some of the students displayed placards with inscriptions like, ‘Vote, not fight’, ‘Election is not do or die’, and ‘Say no to violence, it has no benefits’.
Ifon Daniel, the National President, NIDSUG, said the body was concerned about the peace and unity of the region and the entire country.
Daniel frowned on the activities of some corrupts persons, who were getting ready to unleash violence and other unlawful acts during the elections.
He noted that Nigeria remained one unified entity that must not be divided for political and selfish reasons.
Daniel, however, urged the new board of the NDDC to uphold peace and innovative projects that would directly or indirectly lead to students and youths capacity development.
He also thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing illustrious Niger Delta sons to manage the affairs of the NDCC for the purpose of development.