Vote your conscience, don’t sell your vote – Group tells Nigerian voters
By Suru Charles
The founder of I Have a Conscience Foundation, Ambassador Asher Kayode Adewumi has called on Nigerians to vote for their preferred candidate and not to sell their votes.
He made the call during the weekend at the launching of the project “I am a Nigeria with conscience”. He said Nigerian especially the eligible voters from Tarabans need to vote their conscience in the general elections and ensure that they elect credible leaders.
Adewumi, who warned the electorates from trading their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) for mere peanuts, also urged them to steer away from politicians, who derive joy in recruiting youths as political thugs.
The group, according to him, has mapped out strategies to reawaken “people’s conscience towards good behaviour”, said they kick against anything that has to do with violence.
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“If people will look inward and make use of their conscience, Nigeria will be a better place. This awareness is necessary for people to use their conscience to vote for credible leaders.
“Tarabans irrespective of status need to shun violence and treat everyone equally as the much-needed change can only be achieved when we use our good conscience to vote.
“Our dreams of having a positive change can only be actualized when we use our good conscience to vote for the right people and not by selling our votes”.
“If we can use our good conscience during the elections, the much-desired leaders will emerge after the general elections.”
He also beckoned Nigerians to conscientise themselves towards promoting peace before, during and after the general elections.
Adewumi said, “we cannot be crying for peace when we are not an ambassador of peace, Nigerians to get it right.”
Other speakers including the General Manager of the Taraba Television Station (TTV), Northeast coordinator of the Network of Civil Society Against Human Trafficking, Child Abuse, President-elect, Rotary Club, Jalingo city, National Orientation Agency, were observed to have as well aligned their weights to that of the leadership of I Have Conscience Foundation.
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