Ahead of the elections in Kogi and Bayelsa, Ex campuslife journalist, Arogbonlo Israel, has cautioned politicians to desist from any act of violence, saying that no Nigerian should kill or maim himself or herself because of the ambition of any power drunk politician.
The journalist stated this in a press statement released to newsmen on Sunday while reacting to some suspicious traces of violence that may mar the polls in the two states mentioned.
According to him, “The cost of leadership is service and should never be exchanged for violence. We cannot avoid to lose any Nigerian to violence sponsored by one heinous politician looking for blood to shed. Thus, election not worth blood of any Nigerian if you may ask me.
“It pisses me of most times when youths voluntarily accept to be used by some power drunk politicians who more often than not would choose to safeguard the lives of their children than turning them to political thugs during elections. So, why must our youths accept to dine and wine with the devil without considering the repercussion of their actions?”
“It is high time we changed the narrative and start getting things done the right way they ought to be and stop playing gambling with the futures of the leaders of tomorrow.”
Arogbonlo charged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure a violence-free election, adding that the safety of lives of the electorates should be mostly priortised if the agency must achieve optimal success in the coming elections in the two states respectively.