By Temitope Owotoki
A civil education and vote enlightenment group named ‘Vote Not Fight, Election No be War,’ has organised a rally to promote peaceful election and issue-based campaigns in Katsina State on Tuesday.
Members of the group from different local government areas of the state, moved from the old Government House, Katsina to the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) passing the message to the people along the way
Comrade Bashir Dauda, the Chairman of the group, said during the rally that the aim of the protest was to re-orientate Nigerian youths to shift from using violent means of expressing their political opinions to peaceful and constitution means.
The group also informed young people to participate in the political and electoral processes in order to make themselves relevant and their voices heard.
“The objective of the campaign is to increase youth voter turnout and peaceful participation in elections, non-violent and positive youth engagement with political candidates and stakeholders on issues affecting them and create awareness among young people on the importance of voting correctly,” he added. e362e