From Okwe Obi, Abuja
The Sardauna of Koro, Enoch Nyam Fada, has cautioned electorate against voting politicians who have destroyed the fortunes of the country for decades, in the 2023 general poll.
Nyam stated this yesterday in Abuja after his investiture as the Sarki Fadan Talakawa (Peacemaker) by the Harbinger of Peace in Nigeria by the Indigenous Equity Foundation and Indigenous Ethnic Youths Leaders of Nigeria.
He specifically advised the youths to desist from participating in electoral violence, adding that they must unite and retrieve the country from the precipice of collapse.
He said: “By the grace of God, Nigeria is about to wake up. I promise the masses that I am going to stand to fight against any wrong thing.
“Our youths are the leaders of tomorrow and we must bring them in any part of the system we are doing. Many things have been going wrong. But from today, we will correct all the mess.
“I am pleading with the youths to stand firm. They should avoid violence because of our old leaders.
“They should form their own leadership so that tomorrow we will have a young person as president.
“We tired of those older than the rule to us. Now we have to stand up and support our youth to make sure everything works well.
“They should not sell their votes. We do not need old people to govern Nigeria,” he said.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the occasion, Nwa Okoye, reiterated the need for voters to vote conscientiously.
Okoye, who served as director in the Ministry of Education, lamented the porous and dilapidated infrastructure in public.
He tasked government to deepen investments to revive public schools, adding that if children of elites study there, the standard would increase.
He said: “I weep for the youths, today. I weep for them in the sense that they have been abandoned and neglected for so long, especially those who cannot afford to school abroad.
“The elites have neglected the infrastructure in our schools. They take their children to schools with good facilities.
“The government should look at the infrastructure in our public schools. Because if all these politicians have their children in public schools, I bet you, the infrastructure, the school curriculum and programmes will be worth it.
“The youths should not lose hope. The election is coming. If they know that they have been marginalized, let them come out and speak with their votes.
“Those who have their PVCs must come out and vote and take back their country.”