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‘Youths, politicians should shun electoral violence’

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A group of People With Disabilities, Kehinde Oshilaja Foundation, has urged citizens to shun violence and embrace peace in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.

The group Coordinator, Kehinde Oshilaja, made the call on Thursday during the year 2022 International Day of Persons with Disabilities themed, ‘Transformative solutions for inclusive development,’ held at Ebute-Metta, Lagos.

He said, “It is high time we called on our government and politicians to as a matter of urgency ensure that all parties sign a peace accord that there would not be violence before, during, and after the oncoming general election.

“Let us all strive to build structures for peace and also give peace a chance. We must all work for peace at all times and the youths should avoid serving as thugs and hoodlums to politicians. There is nothing you gain at the end of the day than destruction and death.”

Also speaking at the event, the Deputy Missioner of Ansaru-Deen Society, Ebute Metta Branch, Sheikh Usman Ali, charged residents to lead a meaningful life and should not allow politicians to use them for any political thuggery and destabilisation.

In his address, the Oluwo of Ijo Orunmila, Ebute-Metta, Ademola Fabunmi, said, “The government at all tiers should add all PWDs and aged people in their payroll to make life easy for them as their able-bodied counterparts throughout the world.”

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