By Jeleel Olawale
Ahead of the 2023 general election, a House of Representatives aspirant, Dr. Samuel Ibiyemi has charged Nigerian youths to shun thuggery and all manner of violence capable of disrupting the Electoral process.
Ibiyemi, who expressed worries over the rate of violence in the country, saying youths are being used to perpetrate various acts of criminality. He urged them not to be discouraged by the development but should remain more focused.
The media guru, who seeks to represent Ife federal constituency in the Green chamber, reminded the youths that as a way of participating, those that are registered and have permanent Voters card PVCs should go out during the election and vote for credible leaders.
He charged them to mobilize their members across Nigeria and vote out those political classes that have deprived them of the opportunity of participating in the electoral process.
“It’s for the youths to realise that despite that they have been economically deprived and suppressed that all they have now as a way of participation is to ensure that those who registered to vote should go out and vote conscientiously and elect credible leaders,” Ibiyemi said.
He enjoined the youths to always be focused, stressing that they should avoid any act capable of ruining their lives, especially allowing politicians to use them as agents of destruction during elections, adding that “youth must avoid shedding of human blood”.
“If the election is going to hold, is in the hands of youths and it will not hold is in their hands. They have the power, knowledge, zeal and capacity to destroy and amend. I believe this time is the time to advise them to keep calm and elect the person that will lead them well come 2023 with PVC.
“Because of the economic situation of the country, many of them can not afford the money to purchase the form for House of Assembly, Reps, Senate, Governor or even president.
All they have to do is to go and get their voters card and cast their vote to select and elect person of their choice that is the major role they will play and make sure that, that day there is no violence.
“Anybody that advises youths to disrupt the election, tell the person to bring his son to go together, if they give you money to disrupt the election, hold the money and cast your vote to the right person of your choice,” he advised