- A former governor of Delta state has called on Nigerians to hold their leaders accountable
- James Ibori said such accountability can be achieved by exercising their franchise in the forthcoming 2019
- He also urged journalists to be fearless in the discharge of their duties
A former governor of Delta state, James Ibori, has urged the Nigerian youth to hold their leaders accountable.
Ibori said Nigerians can be able to do so by exercising their franchise in the forthcoming 2019 general election.
He also urged Nigerians to take the ongoing continuous voter registration seriously.
The former governor said: "Your voter card is your strength."
Speaking on Thursday, February 1, during the annual thanksgiving service of the Independent newspaper in Lagos, the former governor said a massive participation of the electorate in the exercise and good choice of leaders could effect good leadership.
Ibori also called on journalists to be fearless in the discharge of their duties.
“You should hold your leaders accountable by going to register, and vote in the right leaders. You should know that your vote counts; times are changing, your voter card is your strength.
“The business model for publishing a newspaper has changed; we need to change with it. You as journalists should be fearless because it is your duty to speak the truth to those in power," he added.
NAIJ.com earlier reported the permutations ahead of the 2019 presidential elections makes every move of a notable politician in the country suspect.
The visit of the Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tambuwal, to Delta state has raised eyebrows in some quarters.
A discreet meeting was held between Tambuwal, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor Wike and former governor Ibori.
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