Talented Nigerian singer, Innocent Idibia, better known as 2Baba, has urged Nigerian youths to register and get their voters cards ahead the 2019 general elections.
The singer, disclosed this on Thursday during the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Campus Outreach program on “Youth Votes Count,’’ at the University of Abuja.
According to the ‘Ga Ga Shuffle’ singer who is also an INEC Youths Ambassador, he tasked youths to be actively involved in political discussions on social media and to also engage Nigerian leaders.
“Your vote is your bragging right, so get your PVCs, so take your destinies into your hands, whatever you want to be in the next 10 years start now.
“Let us go out and vote for our conscience. We have always been told that we are the future of Nigeria, it is our time now yet the old is still encroaching into our space.
“This coming election is our opportunity to change things, your destiny is what you make of it so use it wisely.’’
Other Nigerian celebrities at the event were Helen Paul, a comedian and Cobham Asuquo, one of Nigeria’s music producer.
Another INEC Ambassador, Helen Paul, encouraged Nigerian youths to believe in themselves and in their ability to make difference in politics.
She expressed hope in the leadership of the Mahmood Yakubu-led INEC to deliver credible elections to Nigerians in 2019.
She urged the youth not to relent but get their PVCs to vote, and be voted to be able to participate fully in the elections.
Also, Cobhams Asuquo, an INEC Ambassador, urged youths to recognize opportunities at their disposal.
Asuquo said that the saddest thing that could happen to anybody was not to recognize and use the opportunities at his disposal.
“Your vote is your right. It is your power, I beg you to choose to exercise that power because it determines what kind of future we will have as a nation.
“So I am begging you to use your vote wisely and intentionally collect your PVCs and make sure that come 2019, under rain or sunshine, you will come out to vote.’’
He, however, appealed to INEC to tackle the issue of underaged voters before the next general elections, to ensure credible elections.