The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has charged Nigerian youths on involvement in political activities ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Speaking with Our Source on the one year memorial of the Lekki incident where many youths protesting bad governance were allegedly killed by the Nigerian Army, the national coordinator of the group, Emmanuel Onwubiko said the best way to end the marginalization of youths was to get involved in politics and run for elective positions.
Following the one-year remembrance protests being organized by some activists in some parts of the country, the rights group urged the youths to shun violence but should use other methods to register their grievances.
According to HURIWA, the youths need to empower themselves academically in a bid to solve the alleged human rights violation by security operatives.
He said, “Nigerian youths should stay out of trouble, avoid violence, but should speak out in defense of their fundamental human rights as active citizens of Nigeria.
“We are urging the youths not to get involved in crimes but to meaningfully embrace the pursuit of knowledge, education, and capacity building and expose all acts of human rights violations unleashed on citizens by law enforcement officials and to demand redress.
“The youths should mobilize to join forces in political camps to take over power democratically in 2023”.