An activist, Mr John Oluwole, on Monday urged Nigerians to be wary of “ money bag’’ politicians.

Oluwole spoke at a sensitisation workshop in Ibadan with the theme: ”Youth and Violence-Free Election.’’

The workshop was organised by an Ibadan-based NGO, Vanguard for Better Living, for leaders of some youth organisations, according to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN.

The activist decried the activities of some politicians who rely on vote buying and other unscrupulous means to win elections.

” This has denied credible candidates that have developmental blueprints for their respective constituencies opportunity to assume public office.

”It is time to shun these politicians and cast our votes for masses-friendly candidates that are ready to bring development to their people.

”The electorate must get it right during the forthcoming general elections if really we want improved economy and infrastructural development in our respective constituencies, ” he said.

Oluwole further implored the youths to shun thuggery, hooliganism and other forms of political violence.

Also speaking at the occasion, the coordinator of the NGO, Mr Funso Sunkanmi, said that the workshop was aimed at curbing election violence and encouraging youth participation in politics.

Sunkanmi promised that his organisation would continue to collaborate with the Independent National Electoral Commission and other agencies to achieve success during the 2019 general elections.

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