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Democracy Day: Youths urged to imbibe oneness, love, peace

29 May 2014, 14:20

Abuja - The Youth Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) had urged youths to imbibe the spirit of oneness, love and peace at all times.

The wing’s National President, Pastor Simon Dolly, made the call in an interview with the media in Abuja, as the nation celebrates Democracy Day.

He said there would be no meaningful development without peace, “so, youths, who are the leaders of tomorrow, should avoid being used by selfish politicians in spite of the challenges in the country.”

“The youths of Nigeria should contribute their own quota to peaceful coexistence; they should be ambassadors of peace wherever they are.”

“They should engage in meaningful ventures and should not be party to truncating democratic dispensation in Nigeria.”

Dolly also urged Nigerians to stop condemning the government by their negative utterances, but rather, pray for the success of its leaders.

“We should pray for our leaders and obey constituted authorities; we must live together as one, in spite of our diversity, we should look at our areas of strength than our areas of weakness.”

He appealed to religious and political leaders to avoid actions or utterances that would affect democracy in the country.

“Democracy is the system of government all over the world and for it to succeed; we must all strive to sustain it.”

“To achieve this, we all have roles to play as Nigerians because democracy is all about participation.”

-    NAN

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