Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Pius Egberanmwen Odubu has charged youths in the state not to allow themselves to be used as canon fodders during the forthcoming elections.
He gave the charge when he received a group known as South-South initiative in Government House, Benin City.
The deputy governor who was represented by the Deputy Chief of Staff, office of the  Deputy Governor, Prince Ekpenriebe  Akenzua advised the group against violence in the up coming polls.
On the award of excellence conferred on the deputy governor as the best, loyal and dedicated deputy governor in the South-South, he promised that Dr. Odubu will continue to do his best to give total support to Governor Adams Oshiomhole instead of constituting a distraction to the governor.
He expressed  appreciation over the award, noting that honour  done him by the  South-South youth initiative would encourage him to be relentless in service to the people.
Spokesman for the group, Comrade Osasu Usenbor commended the present administration’s  track record of achievement since the administration came on board.
He identified roads, schools, central hospital and other  giant strides as some of the laudable feats by the state government.
The group’s coordinator, Paul Arasomwan later presented the award of excellence to the deputy governor.