Lagos – Independent organisation comprising of only lawyers on Saturday held a rally in Ikorodu, Lagos State, to educate the public on the need to ensure violence-free elections.
The Lawyers in their numbers started a road walk from the High Court to the main Ikorodu roundabout distributing hand bills and fliers to people.
Dotun Adetunji, the president of the Nigeria Bar Association, Ikorodu branch, urged the public to go out and cast their vote for candidate of their choice and coordinate themselves during the elections.
Adetunji appealed to the youths not to involve themselves in election violence, saying they should shun politicians who may want to use them as thugs during and after the elections.
He urged the people to support Buhari-Osinbajo candidature in the forthcoming presidential election.
“We know where we are going, people should be going with the tempo they are coming from and never be discouraged.
“We have to be hopeful and continue to be very wise in choosing a better candidate that will be good and effect change in our country,” Adetunji said.
Adeshina Ogunlana, the coordinator of the ‘Lawyers 4 change’ said that the association idea was to sensitise the people at the grassroots to vote for the candidate that could bring positive change.
Ogunlana told newsmen that the association had organised the same programme at Osogbo, Ibadan, Abuja and Ilorin, adding that it was going to do the same in Oyo, Ondo, Ekiti, and Ijebu Ode.
He added that the country would overcome the challenge facing it concerning the threats posed by the Boko Haram or any group planning to disrupt the coming elections.
“Nigeria is a very resilient country, we will survive, we survived Ebola and the Civil war, so we will survive the Boko Haram,” Ogunlana said.
Dave Ajetomobi, the organising secretary, also urged the public to go and get their Permanent voter Cards (PVCs) so that they would be able to cast their votes.
“The PVC is the weapon everybody has to choose candidate of his/her choice,” Ajetomobi said.