Nigerian youths have again been warned against being used by politicians as thugs to foment trouble ahead and during the 2023 general elections.
The President of the Abuja Country Club, Mr Ifedayo Akindoju, who issued the warning, admonished youths to be vanguard of positive change in the 2023 political dispensation so as to guarantee a bright future for themselves.
Akindoju, who is also the President of the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation, issued the warning in Abuja at a public function to mark Nigeria’s 62 Independence anniversary.
At the forum attended by eminent Nigerians, the Abuja Country Club President asserted that Nigeria’s common unity is worthy of celebration at 62.
“62 years of being together, intact, is not 62 days. As a nation, we have had our trials, challenges but we are still together forging forward, this feat is worthy of celebration by all of us.
“There is no need for killings or violence during the general elections, all we should work and pray for is peaceful and credible elections come 2023 and this can only be achieved when all Nigerians choose to follow the path of peace”, he said.
He probably pleaded for transparent conduct of elections and peaceful enthronement of leaders so as to make life more meaningful for the downtrodden masses of the country.