You can’t win elections on social media, group tells youths


An Abuja based advocacy group ‘‘One adult One Youth” yesterday took its sensitisation campaign on the ongoing registration of permanent voters card card (PVC) to Ilorin, Kwara state capital with an admonition that the youth cannot win election on social media.
President of the group, Miss Ogbole Ene Lilian, who spoke with journalists in Ilorin shortly after embarking on a sensitisation rally through major streets of Ilorin, said the youths must be ready for ‘‘a revolution of the thumb in 20119’’.
She blamed the elites for subverting the chances of the youth to be parts of decision making that would have advanced the cause of Nigeria to nationhood so that they can perpetually remained in power.
‘‘The elites have conspired to divided us, they have impoverished us to stupor, never again shall we allowed these people to come back again, it can never be business as usual’’, she said
The group’s president, challenged youths of voting age to register and collect their PVCs as well participate in electoral processes.
She warned those in position of authorities who might be planning to rig elections in 2019 to have a rethink saying the youth were already aware of all their political gimmicks.
Commenting on the state of governance in Kwara state, Lilian regretted that the state has nothing to show in terms of development saying the underdevelopment of the stall calls for ‘‘emergency’’ .
‘‘There is no show that there is government in kwara state, in fact my biggest disappointment is kwara state since I have been going round the country on this sensitisation , no single road.
‘‘There is the need for the youth of this state to wake up, if the youths are still sleeping in this century ,there is a problem, election is not won in the social media’’, he said .
She called on the federal government to pay a better attention to the issue of governance in the state in view of the deplorable state of infrastructure and backwardness of the state despite it potentials and resources.
National Leader of the group, Comrade Awal Aliyu, who spoke in the same vein with the group’s president, warned that the youth might form a parallel government should elections results were tampered with in 2019
‘‘We are going to retired the old brigades .There is going to be a revolution in 2019 , its going to be a peaceful revolution ,a revolution of the thumb, Nigeria youths are going to form a parallel government if after using our thumbs to vote and they rig election .
“We will protect our votes, we will guard it and make sure that what is counted is what is announced. We are taking our independence from independent Nigeria’’, said the national leader.

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