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Nigeria’s 58th Independence: youths seek peaceful elections, campaign against vote buying

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Nigeria’s 58th Independence: youths seek peaceful elections, campaign against vote buying

By Abolaji Adebayo

The youths under the aegis of Coalition for Nigeria Youth Movement have warned the Nigerian politicians to desist from using the youths to foment chaos during elections.

This warning came as electioneering period gains momentum in the country during a rally organized and staged across Ilasamaja in Isolo Local Council Development Area to commemorate the Nigeria’s 58th Independence anniversary.

The organized youths went round the community holding various placards with inscriptions such as “Let Our Votes Count”, “Say No to Vote Buying”, etc.

Addressing the newsmen, the National President of the Coalition, James Annibest, said that the youths came together under the Coalition as an NGO to campaign against poverty, violence, unemployment, conflict, insecurity and bad governance.

He said it became necessary for them to stage the campaign starting from Isolo LCDA to sensitize other youths on the role expected of them during the elections and not to be used by any politician to cause trouble in the country.

Annibest disclosed that the organization has fashioned out a strategy to be used by the youths during the election to make sure that their votes count.

He added that the NGO is also committed to empowering youths through skills acquisition.

He therefore appealed to the governments at various levels to collaborate with the organization in its youth’s empowerment programmes.

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