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The Governor of Bayelsa State, Duoye Diri has described the Permanent Voter Cards as an AK-47 rifle and a tool that confers political power on the electorate urging the youths to shun electoral violence.
The governor also advised the youth to use their PVCs to elect credible leaders with the capacity to deliver on sustainable development, peace and economic prosperity.
He said that the PVCs are what the youths need which he said is more powerful than an AK-47 rifle.
The governor said this while addressing youths during a programme tagged, ‘Prosperity Youths Day 2023’, at the Ecumenical Centre in Igbogene.
He said, “The PVC is your AK-47. You do not need any gun or machete to intimidate anyone. Bayelsa youths are not violent but intelligent and productive.
“Elections are very serious business of choosing leaders that will lead them towards prosperity, development and growth.”
He also urged youths to shun drug abuse and all acts of violence before, during and after the elections and stressed the need for them to key into the government’s various policies and programmes targeted at building their capacity.
“Do not allow politicians to use you as canon fodders to advance their selfish political interest. They tell you lies and give you peanuts to harass and intimidate other politicians contesting with them.
“Always believe in God and yourselves. Shun drug abuse and cultism. What God has for you, nobody can take it away.”
He also appealed to anyone involved in kidnapping and other criminal activities to have a change of heart as the government would not condone any breach of the peace and stability of the state.
The head of the Prosperity Youth Movement, Doubara Kumokou in his speech appreciated the governor for identifying with youths of the state by putting in place various empowerment programmes.
The governor then unveiled two musical albums and presented a vehicle each to three youths representing the three senatorial districts and one to a non-indigene.
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