2023: Those who engage in electoral violence risk 2 years in jail – Lawyer
Written by City Radio on September 7, 2022
A legal practitioner, Mr Joe Abaagu, has cautioned youths in the country against electoral violence, saying anyone caught will go to jail for two years without option of fine.
Abaagu who is the Acting Chairman, Justice, Development and Peace Commission of the Catholic Archdiocese, gave the advice in an interview with the Newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja.
He said that the new Electoral Act has very strong provisions to tackle electoral violence, snatching of ballot boxes and destruction of election materials.
The legal practitioner, therefore, said the youths should not allow themselves to be used negatively by politicians during the 2023 elections.
He said they should rather demand from the politicians, details of how they intend to tackle the myriad of issues affecting the country.
He, therefore, urged the youths not to waste their future on politicians who do not have anything valuable to add to their lives and the nation.
Abaagu said the youths should embrace the purpose of good governance and peaceful election.