Okpoama youths round off campaign against electoral violence, other vices

Brass—The Okpoama Kingdom Youth Movement (OKYM) in collaboration with the local Security Outfit—Ibekoko and political stakeholders Wednesday embarked on a sensitization campaign in Okpoama Kingdom in Brass Local Government of Bayelsa State

Tagged “Vote Not Fight,” the campaign was to sensitize the people of Okpoama, especially the youths, on the need to ensure and maintain a peaceful atmosphere in the kingdom during and after the election.

Speaking shortly after the sensitization rally, the Okpoama kingdom youth president, Engr. Seiyefa Felix Ben-Basuo warned against electoral violence and other forms of social vices in the kingdom, particularly during the nearing general elections.

According to him, “we have resolved to stand against any political actor that will remove the prevailing peace in Okpoama Ibe.”

The Okpoama youths used the medium to also express their gratitude to political leaders from the Kingdom that supported the campaign.

Youths during the rally had earlier reported that the leadership of Okpoama Kingdom Youth Movement (OKYM) in Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State launched a campaign against political violence, prostitution, drug abuse, rumour-mongering and other vices in the kingdom.

In an exclusive interview with our reporter, the youth leader said “Our primary purpose is to sensitize and create awareness amongst youths on the need to desist from social vices such as political thuggery, prostitution, drug abuse, and all whatnot in Okpoama kingdom.

“These vices are very common, particularly amongst young people in almost all parts of the country and we don’t want that here in our kingdom because we know how destructive these particular behaviours and lifestyles can be to the lives of young persons,” he said.

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