The Peoples Democratic Party, South-West zone, has called on youths to get involved in the online voters’ registration which will commence in two days, stating that it is an opportunity to decide the future of the nation and also rescue it from misgovernance.
The General Secretary of the party in the zone, Rahman Owokoniran, made the call on Saturday and urged the youths to mobilise, register, help family members and the aged to register, and be involved in the electoral processes.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had announced that it will commence electronic registration of voters from June 28, 2021.
Owokoniran who spoke on behalf of the party stated that since the youths are very conversant with the internet, it should be an avenue for them to determine who rules the country by the power of their votes.
His words: “Nigerian youths must register and take advantage of the online registration if they are interested in changing this country for the better.
“The youths should not just register en masse, they must help their family members and loved ones; also, the elderly who are not conversant with the internet.
“Now, the youths have the future of Nigeria in their hands. They must use their constitutional powers to vote out APC’s horrible governance come 2023.”
Speaking on the place of youths in the entire process, the party said: “The youth must seal every loophole by getting involved in the processes of the electoral system.
“They are determining and safeguarding their present and, at the same time, the future of our unborn generations.
“We all need to join hands to save Nigeria. It is not going to be an easy task and surely not a one-man show, but a collective effort that must be championed by our youths.”