Some youths in Katsina State, under the auspices of ‘Vote Not Fight, Election No Be War’ campaign have conducted a peaceful rally, calling for the Nigeria Police and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a fair and violence-free general election.
The rally, which drew members of the group from different local government areas of the state, started at the old Government House, Katsina to the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Addressing journalists during the protest, the Chairman of the group, Comrade Bashir Dauda, said 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 constitutional means.
According to him, the group also enlightened young people to participate in the political and electoral processes in order to make themselves relevant and their voices heard.
They were received by the state INEC Director of Education and Publicity, Muhammed Abari, at the commission’s office, where he assured them of INEc’s readiness to conduct free, fair and credible polls.