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Ita-Giwa warns politicians not to use youths for violence at elections


Former Special Adviser to the President on Legislative Matters, Florence Ita-Giwa has warned politicians to stop using youth to perpetuate violence during election.

Briefing newsmen yesterday after a rally against violence in Calabar, Ita-Giwa advised attendees that the politicians always use other people’s children and not their own children.

“We should make a peaceful election possible in Cross River State. We are not addressing anybody, we are addressing issues. I am here to ensure that Ayade returns for a second term because he is a man of peace, respects elders and recognizes the youths. All the youths that were going astray, he collected them and put in his government. No other governor can do that,” Ita-Giwa said.

She said, “we have a major campaign against violence especially in elections. An interesting thing is that all the different groups of youth in the entire south have come together voluntarily to say they do no longer want violence associated with elections,” she said.


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