Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Nigeria: Youth tasked to eschew violence

As the 2015 February general election draws near, the secretary of Gwagwalada area council, Alhaji Usman Yahaya, has called on youths in the council to shun violence and embrace peace, during and after the polls.

Speaking during the Gwagwalada Central Zone rally of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Yahaya noted that election was all about choosing the right leader for the country and warned youths against using the period to cause havoc and chaos.

Yahaya said, “I am asking the youths to shun violence. Election is meant for us to choose our leaders and not a time to breed havoc or incite violence. We are asking our youths to conduct themselves and act in a peaceful manner during and after the polls.”

He said the rally was aimed at sensitising the people on the importance of obtaining their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) to enable them vote for the candidate of their choice.

He urged those who are yet to collect their PVCs to work toward obtaining them before the election period, so that they will be able to vote for the party which he said was ready to root out corruption and insecurity that is currently plaguing the nation.

According to him, “We are on a mission to sensitise the people on the importance of obtaining their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs); We want them to know that they have a key role to play in bringing the needed peace at all levels of government in Nigeria. We want them to know that, they can contribute to this ‘change movement’ by getting their PVCs and coming out to vote during the election.

“This sensitisation rally is for Gwagwalada Central Zone and we are asking everyone who wants to kick out corruption, wants security and development in every sector of the economy to prepare to vote for APC. Democracy, we know is game of numbers and we know that the people are solely behind us.”

-Leadership (Ng)

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