The Integrity Network, a group under the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Saturday urged youths in the country to shun “politics of deceit, money, religious bigotry and ethnic manipulation”.
Malam Umar Yahya, leader of the network made the call at an interactive session with youths in Kaduna as part of the APC’s grassroots mobilisation.
The session has as its theme: Integrity and Corruption: Wither Nigerian?
Yahya said the aim was to ensure that the youths play vital role in the evolution of a new leadership in the country through democratic principles.
He said the youths must be in the vanguard of promoting good governance by ensuring transparent internal democracy in political parties and during national and local elections.
Yahya said that APC would create a new Nigeria where every citizen would have the opportunity to earn a living decently without marginalisation.
He said the party was also committed to doing the right thing, to save Nigeria from its present socioeconomic problems.
Yahya, therefore, urged the electorate to go for credible and competent person that could lead the country to greatness.
He also called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure that the 2015 general elections were “free, fair, credible and acceptable by all Nigerians”.
The group’s women leader, Hajiya Binta Ma’azu, urged the Federal Government to “do something over the reoccurring killings in the country”.
Ma’azu, who observed that women and youths were most affected by the current insurgency, said they needed to be protected and provided with the confidence to face the future.
She urged women and youth to shun violence, and to take active part in the country’s political process. (NAN)