Olufemi Olaniyi, Ibadan
Printed 22 January 2022
A member of the Home of Representatives representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa Federal Constituency, Shina Peller, has called on Nigerian youths to register for permanent voter cards to allow them to buy half within the subsequent regular elections.
The lawmaker additionally entreated youths to join political parties of their different which would possibly possibly possibly almost definitely allow them to manual in electing credible and competent leaders into assorted positions within the 2023 elections.
He acknowledged this while talking on Friday at a virtual lecture to impress the 2nd anniversary of Lead Generation Initiative with the theme: ‘Partaking for credible election: Fair of the formative years and technology; strengths, weaknesses, alternatives and threats’.
Peller, who’s the founding father of LGI, acknowledged having voter cards without joining political parties became ineffective for the reason that youths would no longer be phase of the strategy to nominate candidates who would stand for assorted elective positions.
He acknowledged, “It’s possible you’ll almost definitely almost definitely’t commerce anything with your PVC except you join a political celebration. Having a PVC without joining a political celebration is ineffective on account of that you would possibly almost definitely be left to buy with out a doubt among the incompetent candidates the political parties fetch nominated.
“Whenever you happen to primarily make a selection to rep any commerce, you fetch to rep your PVC and join a political celebration. That is would possibly possibly possibly almost definitely fetch to you truly rep a commerce.”
The Government Director, Childhood Initiative for Advocacy, Enhance and Improvement, Samson Itodo, acknowledged in his presentation that youths would possibly possibly possibly almost definitely almost definitely fair composed rep employ of technology mobilise for political engagement.
Itodo, who became represented by the Programme Supervisor, Ibrahim Farouk, acknowledged it’s nearly felony for the formative years no longer to level to hobby in electing these that governed them.
The Regional Technical Supervisor, Airtel Nigeria, Kazeem Sulaiman, acknowledged without technology there can be no credible elections.
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