A socio-cultural group, the Ohanaeze Youth Wing, has warned youths against being used for thuggery during electioneering.
“Never perpetuate violence for selfish politicians who have no interest of the country at heart,” the group cautioned further.
Chief Augustine Udoba, the President General of the group, gave the warning in Mararaba, Karu Local Government Area, Nasarawa State on Monday during the induction of 10 members into the group’s Council of Chiefs Mararaba on Monday.
He called on the youth to register and collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) to elect credible and competent leaders.
According to him, the strength of this country is in the hands of its youths, therefore, onus is on them to make wise decision in electing credible leaders.
“I want the youth to look at the future of Nigeria, even if you collect millions of naira, it will finish when you don’t have good leadership.
“I don’t belong to any political party but there is need to elect credible people to lead the country and even in the states, youths should vote for credibility and competency irrespective of political party,” he advised.
The Igbo traditional ruler in Mararaba, Chief Paul Onyeizugbo, charged the new members of Council of Chiefs to promote peace and unity among other ethnic nationalities in Karu Local Government Area.
He harped on peaceful co-existence to engender development and progress of the community where they found themselves.
On 2023 general election, he charged his subjects to conduct themselves in a peaceful manner to be able to elect credible people to lead the country to greater height.
Also, the President General of Igbo Community Assembly, Mararaba, Dr Anslem Chikere, called on all Igbo to identify and associate themselves with credible organisations.
Speaking on the forthcoming general elections, Dr Chikere, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the new electoral act, which he said would put a stop to rigging.
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