Exec. Directors’ forum sensitizes Bauchi community on violence free election

A group, the Executive Directors’ Forum (EDs-Forum) of Civil Society Organisations has begun sensitisation activities to create awareness on violence free election in Bauchi State.

The Chairman of the forum, Malam Sodangi Chindo said this at the inauguration of a one-day sensitisation exercise in Bauchi.

The theme of the campaign is: “Support Free and Fair Election, Give Peace A Chance in 2023 General Election and Ensure a Peaceful Nigeria”.

He said the exercise aimed at creating awareness on civic rights for the people to vote in a peaceful, free, fair and credible general election.

He urged youths to change the narrative by using their energy to foster peaceful election rather than engaging in acts capable of endangering their lives.

According to Chindo, youths are the most vulnerable group in the election, adding that they should know that violent election would be detrimental to their future.

“Parents need to educate their children not to be involve in political violence and thuggery during the election,” he said.

Earlier, the Convener, Mrs Grace Maikudi said the exercise is aimed at educating the electorate towards ensuring conduct of hitch free and credible election in the state.

“We are also telling the youths that being aggressive will not give you vote, rather you are expected to vote in a peaceful atmosphere.

“We want the general public to know that the power of the vote is in their hands, and if they don’t execute it well, you are the ones to suffer the consequences,” she said.

Also speaking,Mr Ado Solomon urged the youths to shun violence, embrace peace and political tolerance for growth of democratic culture in the country.

He advised them to conduct themselves orderly and peacefully at polling units as well as eschew drugs and alcoholism during the election.


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