February 28, 2024

Within the subsequent few months, the 2019 normal elections might begin at numerous ranges throughout the states of the federation and Abuja, the federal capital territory.

Because the elections draw close to, eligible voters are anticipated to have collected their voters’ playing cards in preparation for the D-days.

Although, it was reported within the media that some unnamed politicians are placing stress of INEC to promote uncollected voters playing cards working into a whole bunch of 1000’s to them

The Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee, INEC, had earlier issued timetables for the elections, the place voters are anticipated to come back out enmass to vote for the candidates of their decisions.

Based mostly on the timetable launched by INEC, political events and their political aspirants have commenced campaigns on the native, state and federal ranges.

Nevertheless, the federal authorities, INEC, safety companies and different vital stakeholders concerned in election points within the nation have being preaching the gospel of a free, honest and credible ballot come 2019.

The federal government has frown at hate speeches and unguided statements from politicians and political events.

But, some politicians from the highest two main political parties- the All Progressives Congress, APC and the Peoples Democratic Celebration, PDP, are making statements that could possibly be interpreted as hate speeches.

The Inspector-Basic of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has nonetheless handed down a stern warning that the Nigeria Police Power is not going to tolerate inciting and unguided statements by politicians and others folks earlier than, throughout and after the forth-coming elections.

Idris had handed directions to all of the state police instructions to carry conferences with political events and politicians on the necessity to make sure that the approaching elections are violence-free.

In Lagos, the State Police Commissioner, Edgal Imohinmi final week held a gathering with political events and politicians on the Police Officers Mess in GRA, Ikeja.

Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Mr Jimi Agbaje, governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Celebration, had been among the many high politicians that attended the police-political events parley.

Media experiences nationwide even have it that police commissioners in numerous states held conferences with politicians and political events.

It’s also worthy to notice that earlier, a peace accord doc was signed by leaders of all of the registered political events within the nation.

Nigerians are subsequently ready to see how the accord will play out, at the same time as some non-governmental organizations, authorities companies, INEC, ICPC, EFCC and different vital stakeholders in electoral points are preaching towards vote shopping for.

Sure, the police, INEC, and different safety companies have mentioned that hate speeches, do-or-die model of politics, violence, massacre, and vote-buying, poll field snatching, and so forth, is not going to be tolerated or accepted earlier than, throughout and after the forth-coming elections.

However, some politicians, political events, and public commentators, are utilizing the traditional and the social media as platforms to make seemingly inciting feedback forward of the elections.

Nevertheless, as leaders of tomorrow, youths in Nigeria have a vital function to play in making certain that the forth-coming elections come out clear and credible.

In our beloved nation with an estimated inhabitants of 200 million folks, our youths represent about 40% of those figures. It is a big marketplace for native and international traders and corporations, who’re presently doing enterprise in Nigeria.

It’s also a promising nation for traders who’re considering coming to Nigeria to setup their enterprise considerations.

However, if our youths enable themselves to be armed, empowered and utilized by politicians as political thugs, or paid killers, earlier than, throughout and after the elections, I’m afraid this is not going to portend properly for the nation.

It’s said within the holy e-book, the Bible that what we sow at the moment, we reap tomorrow. This implies for people, state and nations, the nice or unhealthy we do to ourselves and others will definitely return to us.

Because the elections approaches, it’s advisable for our youths to be concerned in nationwide, patriotic and Godly missions.

They need to chorus from violence, massacre, vote shopping for and different electoral offences and as a substitute volunteer to teach different folks on the unfavourable results of indulging in these acts.

Additionally, those that are concerned in prison actions, violence, homicide, kidnapping, ritual actions for causes finest identified to them will not be doing humanity any good.

In all actually, there are tons and many authorities companies, non-governmental organizations, non secular our bodies, paramilitary organizations and international and native companies which have executed rather a lot and are nonetheless doing their absolute best to work in making certain that Nigeria youths in Nigeria, flip away from social vices and embrace peace, unity and progress as leaders of tomorrow.

With all modesty, because the Director-Basic of Harpazo Chaplain Corps Worldwide, a paramilitary outfit registered and authorised by Federal Ministry of Justice, some authorities companies and the United Nations World Compact to guard humanity towards dehumanization, we’re urging youths in our beloved nation to affix hand with us or any humanitarian service our bodies to work in making certain that Nigeria is violence free, crime-free, peaceable, affluent and united.

Our major service is give attention to: Religions & Training. We’re official associate with some Authorities legislation enforcement Companies and United Nations (World Compact).

To marketing campaign towards dehumanizing acts, perform analysis, collect data on actions and report suspicious acts at non secular, training facilities and public locations to applicable legislation enforcement companies.

We encourage youths in Nigeria, who might volunteer their assets, time, skills and expertise to come back be part of us or another related group in working towards making certain that Nigeria is crime-free, violence-free, peaceable, united and progressive.

For 12 years, our group has labored with like-minded individuals above the age of 18 years throughout Nigeria and different nations to deal with all types of dehumanization.

And we all know God and humanity will rating us excessive if we associate within the coming yr to work in making certain that our beloved nation just isn’t go up in flame on account of violence, massacre political thuggerry and different types of criminalities.

Returns on serving the nation is limitless for people and the nation, as peace, unity, progress and all spherical growth, might ultimately turn out to be ours.

These are the explanations Harpazo Corps Service of HCCI is looking on all good residents to come back collectively and help the expansion of our nice nation, Nigeria. some, be part of us and make Nigeria nice.

Dr Joseph Joluwaseyi, is the Director-Basic of Harpazo Corps Service.