The Secretary General, Advisory Council on Non-Indigenes to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Alhaji Zuberu Tajudeen, has called on Nigerian youths to avoid being used as political thugs in the forthcoming general election.
Tajudeen made this call on Tuesday while speaking with BusinessDay on the significant of Id el Maulud celebration in Warri.
Tajudeen who is also the Etsu Nupe of Warri and its environs, urged Nigerians to use the moment to do the right things and also love one and another.
He advised politicians to learn to accept defeat in the interest of peace, noting that power belongs to the Almighty God.
“Parents should advise their children that election is not a do-or-die affairs, youth should avoid being used by politicians, whoever God wants to rule will definitely rule.
“The candidates should also learn to accept defeat because power comes from the Almighty God.
“Whoever God has chosen to be there must be there. Let us not kill ourselves for one another,” he advised.
Tajudeen also urged the federal government to improve on the security apparatus of the country to engender peace and unity.
He commended the Nigerian Army, 3 Battalion, Effurun, Delta State and the Nigeria Police, Warri Area Command for curtailing the activities of the cultists terrorising them in recent times.
“We have been sleeping well in the past few days because of the intervention of security operatives in conjunction with the local vigilantes in our area,” he said.
Tajudeen who explained that Id el Maulud was celebrated annually to commemorate the birth of Prophet Muhammed noted that Nigeria needed peace to have a successful elections in 2019.