By kehinde Emmanuel, Ilorin
As the 2019 general elections draw nearer, Nigerian youths have been warned against being used as agents of destruction before, during and after the electioneering period.
The Bale of Apatere, Chief Sunday Alamu, gave the warning while speaking at the lunching of 4thApatere day celebration in Apatere area of lagelu local government area of the state ,oyo state.
Bale, who warned youths against toying with their future by eschewing any act inimical to the progress and development of the country. said “political party differences should be used as avenue for progress and development rather than unhealthy rivalry that has become the order of the day in Nigeria polity”
The Chairman of Apatere ,recalled that the impact of electoral violence in Nigeria especially in some part of the country could not be ignored, hence the need to avoid reoccurrence of the ugly incidence.
Chief Bayo Dahunsi, added that with , a lot of youths would have gotten it right and have a rethink by desisting from being used as political thugs and elements of destruction in the forthcoming elections and subsequent ones.
In his remark, the National Secretary General of Apatere day described the Occasion as timely and appropriate, stressing the need for all stakeholders to put “Our town first in everything they do” and charged the youths to take up the challenges and occupy positions of responsibilities with utmost desire to contribute to nation building.
Elder Sunday Olatunde, advised youths to avoid being used by desperate politicians who are bent in truncating the forthcoming general elections and shun violence, thuggery and other social vices that are capable of destabilizing electoral process.
While soliciting for the support and cooperation of youths and other stakeholders, he assured INEC readiness to conduct free, fair and credible election that would be internationally applauded.
Also speaking, Mr Taiwo advised politicians and aspiring political office holders, political parties and supporters to shun act of violence as well verbal and physical attacks.
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