Aregbesola Urges Youths To Participate In The Electoral Process

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of the State of State of Osun has charged youths to fully participate in the electoral process in order to deepen democracy in the country.

The governor gave the charge on Thursday,13 February, 2014 at the passing-out parade ceremony of the Batch A Corps member, held at National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp Ede, State of Osun.

Aregbesola, who was represented by Commissioner for Youth, Sports and Special Needs, Barrister Steven Kola-Balogun, encouraged youths to participate in the electoral process as they make unity and peace of the nation their watch words.

He noted that 2014 is a politically crucial year for the nation, as the process towards the 2015 elections will commence in earnest.

He said “As much as I encourage you to participate, let the unity and peace of the nation, fair play as well as discipline be your watch words.”

Aregbesola described the passing-out corps members as ambassadors of the NYSC scheme and therefore urged them to be part of history by striving to build a nation that is united.

“Wherever you find yourselves, you must strive to make a difference,  to spearhead transformation and promote harmonious interaction and creative development.” he urged.

He said he is proud that the NYSC Scheme remains a true symbol of national unity and added that the friendship formed during the service year would create opportunities for success and facilitate national integration and development.