Earlier Today, Alhaji Yakubu Oseni had a press release where he advised the youths of Kogi State to desist from being used as political tools of violence against each other or as agents of hate through social media.
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I would like to use this medium to urge our supporters and well wishers to go about the campaigns responsibly and peacefully as we flag off our campaigns properly.
We must desist from inflammatory utterances that could incite fellow citizens to violence.
I believe campaigns must be issue-based; devoid of insults and slander. Just present our ideas, don’t fight; Vote don’t fight!
I, Alhaji Yakubu Oseni, Senatorial Candidate under the banner of the All Progressive Congress, APC, this is what I stand for; PEACE!
I hereby call on the citizens of Kogi Central to be law-abiding, embrace peace and be each others’ keepers following the series of events in the past few days.
In few weeks from now, Nigeria will hold the General Election that will usher in new governance structures. I am cognizant of our past, especially the devastating effects of the violent aftermath of the 2007 General Election, which had led us to where we are today. And I strongly believe that the Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, just like he has shown zero tolerance for kidnapping and all cases of insecurity in the state, I am confident he will make sure the people would continue to enjoy the peace we currently enjoy.
Again, I plead with my fellow candidates and political leaders to excercise caution in their statements and to desist from inflammatory utterances that could incite fellow citizens to violence. While individual responsibility is emphasized, we stress that political parties and party leaders must control the conduct of their supporters.
To the youths, you hold the future of this constituency. You must desist from being used as political tools of violence against each other or as agents of hate through social media. We urge you to use this platform to preach peace, loyalty and influence positive change for Kogi Central.
May God guide and protect us all.
Long live Kogi Central Federal Constituency.
Long live Kogi State
Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Alhaji Yakubu Oseni
APC Senatorial Candidate Kogi Central Federal Constituency, Kogi State.
January 14th, 2019.