Independence Day: NYD sets to hold nationwide Rally, Oct 1st

The Nigerian Youth Decide (NYD) has said it will be holding a nationwide rally across the states of the federation to mark the 2018 Independence Day.

It said the October 2018 Independence Day celebration is significant as it is the last independence celebration to be held before the next general election in the country.

The National Director of the organization Ambassador Uche Ekpere Paul made the disclosure in an exclusive interview with Campus Focus in Abuja recently.

He explained that the rally will serve as a note of reminder to Nigerians on the need to respect the efforts of our past heros who have fought and fell for the Country.

He added that the rally is to also advocate for a free, fair and peaceful election come 2019.

“Yes, Nigerian Youth Decide will be holding a nationwide Rally this on the 1st of October this year. We have directed all our state members to plan and host the rally. This year’s Independence Day will usher in the next general election in this country and as such we want to hold this rally to advocate for a free, fair and peaceful election.

“We want to also tell our people not to sell their votes; it is their future while also calling on the government to persecute anyone who engages in selling or buying of votes”

Paul emphasized that NYD is not a political organization but a group that is targeted at promoting the desires and aspirations of Nigerian Youths.

“Allow me to reiterate that Nigerian Youth Decide is not a political group or body as you may call it. But we are an organization that is formed towards promoting the desires and aspirations of Nigerian Youths.”

“Nevertheless, we are interested and will make our decisions on who rules and govern us in the country and at the state level because the desires of our youths cannot be meant if there is bad leadership. We will also recognize governments that lead us well” he added.

The Rally with the theme ‘Stop Money inducing politics, you are destroying our democracy’ is expected to be held across states in Nigeria.

 

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