With the 2023 general elections less than 50 days away, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on youths to show courage and resist the temptation to sell their votes in the coming elections.
Mr Joseph Daramola, Secretary General, CAN Youth Wing (YOWICAN), FCT chapter, who made the call at a mega youth conference in Abuja on Sunday, said Nigerian youths were battered psychologically and emotionally hence, they were itching to do the right things, amidst the fear of the unknown.
He said it was for this reason that the association was encouraging all youths to be courageous.
“If anybody wants to bribe you, say no! If anybody wants you to sell your vote, say no! You have the right to make sure you do what you need to do and be courageous about it,” he said.
Damarola said that every political party had the right to choose whoever they wanted as running mate, same faith or not.
“The only thing as Christians and youth leaders is that we just have to urge our people to go out and vote their conscience,” he said.
He said he was optimistic with INEC’s assurance that all votes would count, urging people to get their PVCs and cast their votes for whoever they felt would move Nigeria forward.
Mr Chike Egolum, Chairman of YOWICAN in FCT, said that he supported a balanced ticket.
He said CAN was against any offer of inducement just to gain their support, adding that the organisation was impartial and objective.
Egolum stated that politics was not dirty as many people tagged it, if people with good heart participated.
He added that if people participated in politics as good christians and muslims, the field of politics would be sanitised.