Politics is basically about providing leadership that adds value to people around you in diverse ways, its about building influence within and around your environment, Hon. Bright Otuonye, the APC Chairman in Ward 11, Obio-Akpor, Rivers State, provides exemplary leadership by positively impacting on his environment and those within it as he single-handedly hosts a talent-discovery football competition in Ward 11, Rukpakani Community to engender peace and Harlingen amongst the youths.
Our correspondent Priestley Nna gathered that at the grand finale, the Winning team, Young Barcelona FC, carted away with the sum of Fourty Thousand Naira (N40,000) and a golden cup while the first runner-up, the Starlets FC, went home with the sum of Ten Thousand Naira (N10,000.)
In his remarks, Hon. Otuonye commended the two teams that made it to the finals while admonishing them to shun cultism and other vices and embrace peace.
He assured them that the football competition talent hunt will continue to hold annually and that JAMB and GCE forms will be made available to persons who are willing to further their academics.
The Chairman of the occasion, Hon. Eleah Ake, while presenting the trophy and prizes to the teams commended the host, Bright Otuonye and urged the youths to work hard and pursue their aspirations diligently.
Hon. Bright Otuonye continues to positively impart on his immediate constituency with laudable programs as this. He believes strongly that if programs as this are organised often, it will help engage the youths meaningfully and drastically cut down the growing level of social vices and other societal ills.
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