Cleric urges youths to vote wisely, shun thuggery
The National Association of Education Secretaries of Nigeria (NAESN) and Association of Primary School Heads of Nigeria (AOPSHON) in Lagos State, yesterday, pledged to support the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu; Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for re-election and candidature of Dr. Idiat Adebule as senator to represent Lagos West.
The stakeholders in the education sector also backed other candidates of the APC.
NAESN State Chairman, Akeem Amosu, who gave the pledge at an endorsement/sensitisation rally held at the Agege Stadium, Lagos, vowed to work for the success of Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu and all candidates of the party owing to their antecedents and performance in governance.
Amosu, while describing Tinubu as father of modern Lagos, said the associations were convinced that if he becomes president, it would mean an end to economic failure and a new beginning for Nigeria.
IN his own remarks, state chairman of AOPSHON, Olukayode Edun, said they were supporting APC candidates to appreciate Sanwo-Olu’s administration for investing in education and teachers.
ALSO, Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) State Chairman, Akintoye Hassan, urged teachers to remember the good gestures they benefited from the administration.
Sanwo-Olu, represented by his deputy, Dr. Kadri Hamzat, hailed the groups for the initiative.
Nigerians, he said, must vote for people with experience, as well as those with best strategies and policies to change Nigeria.
MEANWHILE, General Evangelist, Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Prophet Hezekiah Oladeji, has urged youths not to sell their votes or allow themselves to be used as thugs.
He gave the charge yesterday, in Ikeja, Lagos, ahead of today’s national praise in Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos, organised by the church.
Oladeji said: “Nigerians should not be afraid about the coming elections. A man’s crown will not be given to another person; whoever God’s choice is, will emerge. Anyone who fails to win should believe that he can still win at another time.”