Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Oluranti Adebule, yesterday called all Nigerians to eschew all forms of violence ahead of the 2019 general elections, saying a violence-free election would demonstrate to the world that democracy had come of age in Nigeria.
Adebule made the call while fielding questions from journalists shortly after she observed Eid-el- Kabir prayers at the Dodan Barracks Prayer Ground ,Ikoyi, Lagos.
She urged people to eschew all forms of violence as the 2019 general elections are fast approaching.
As another election year approaches, I urge that we should conduct ourselves peacefully and allow free and fair elections to be conducted peacefully’
”I also urge us to pray for peaceful coexistence, enhance national security and continued development of our dear state and country
”As we celebrate Sallah, we pray to God for wisdom to choose love instead of hatred, peace instead of violence and progress instead of stagnation.
”By God’s grace, the future is bright as long as we allow the rule of law and peace to reign in our country, ” she said.
Adebule admonished Nigerians to continue to pray for good governance in the State, urging Lagosians to continue to pray for the success of the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode led administration as it strives daily to improve on infrastructure development.
Also speaking, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, lamented that rather than engaging the youths in the country meaningfully, politicians turned then to political thugs.
Obasa urged Nigerian youth to aspire for political positions rather than been used as thugs for violence during election.
”If anybody wants to use you, tell such politician to bring his or her child. Do not allow yourself to be used. My advice to the youth is that you should show interest in politics because you are not too young to run,” he said
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