Buhari Youth organization, Lagos State Chapter has called on politicians to stop destroying the future of youths by using them as thugs during elections.
The State Coordinator of the group, Abdulwaheed Odunuga made the call in a statement on Sunday while condemning the bloody violence at the Lagos flag off of the APC governorship campaign in Lagos State.
Odunuga, also charged Nigerian youths not to allow themselves be used as political thugs in the 2019 general elections.
He said the call became imperative in view of the fact that success of 2019 general elections depended on how the youths and the politicians conduct themselves during and after the elections.
Odunuga said: “It is paramount to call on the youths to conduct themselves and be mindful of the fact that some selfish politicians are using the youths for personal aggrandisement.
“Therefore, I want to use this medium to charge youths to exhibit high sense of responsibility, to be law abiding and to be patriotic especially that 2019 political activities is approaching
“May I also urge youths to shun drug abuse, gangsterism, cultism and all sorts of social vices so as to live a decent life and build a sound and vibrant society
The activist also warned Nigerians especially the Youths against hate speeches and any act that might trigger violence across the country. He urged them to be good ambassadors of Nigeria by emulating the good works of our forefathers, urge Nigerians to support , mobilize, and vote for credible and capable candidate at all levels and also ensure they protect their votes.
Odunuga also demanded the arrest, prosecution and comprehensive sanction for all the armed thugs that carried out the attacks in Lagos which led to fatalities.