Youths in Anambra State have been enjoined not to allow themselves to be used as thugs during the Nov. 6 governorship poll in the state.
President, Kamac Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Mr Chike Amos Ekwughe said this while interacting with some youths in Nibo, his hometown, Awka South Local Government Area (LGA), Anambra State.
Ekwughe, an Engineer, condemned the attitude of some youths, who allow themselves to be used by some selfish politicians to cause havoc during elections.
He urged the youths to desist from such acts and instead ensure that all of them would be available at polling stations on Election Day to cast their votes for candidates of their choice.
Mr Ekwughe observed that any youth who allowed himself to be used as thugs would have himself to blame as most the self-centred politicians did not value the life of thugs.
“They cherish the lives of their own children and go all out to protect their own.”
The Kamac President, an executive member, Obizi Youths Association, Awka South LGA, also condemned the recent attacks on one of the state’s gubernatorial aspirants, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo.
The incident claimed the lives of three police officers and other security personnel in the state by those he referred to as `bandits’.
Ekwughe said that Anambra has been a state, where people enjoy peace and tranquility, while calling on all and sundry to join hands with the security outfits to prevent further killings in the state.
He urged ‘Ndi Anambra to complement the efforts of the state government of Obiano to protect life and property. Ekwughe, however, enjoined politicians to shun hate speeches and deceit but to show love and respect to one another.