Participants in a Town Hall Meeting in Ogun State have advocated the need for all Nigerians to regard the successful conduct of the 2019 elections as a collective responsibility.
The participants made the submission at Sagamu during a meeting to kick-start the sensitization campaign on voter education, put together by the National Orientation Agency, NOA.
Speakers at the event were unanimous in their submissions on the need for proper education for the electorate to identify the symbols of political parties, obey electoral laws and vote correctly during elections.
Flagging off the campaign, a representative of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Sagamu Local Government, Mr. Adeboye Abiri counseled eligible voters to collect their Permanent Voters Card, PVCs, describing it as the only weapon needed to elect credible leaders.
Mr. Abiri who also urged Nigerians to shun vote buying, advised stakeholders to synergize with INEC towards delivering free, fair and credible election.
In the same vein, the Director of Community and Social Development, Sagamu Local Government area, Alhaji Debo Moshood, said the local government was working with INEC to enlighten people at the grassroots, to choose credible candidates that will be representing them during next year’s election.
Earlier, the State Director, National Orientation Agency, NOA, Mr. Sola Babalola who noted that the campaign was aimed at educating the electorate on how to vote right, called on eligible voters to vote for candidates and political parties of their choice.
Mr. Babalola also advised political actors to furnish the people with adequate information about their manifestos.
In separate remarks, representatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, the Department of State Security and the Nigeria Police, emphasized the need for parents and guardians to counsel their children against being used as political thugs before, during and after the elections.
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