By Vincent Ujumadu
AWKA – GOVERNOR Peter Obi of Anambra state has cautioned NigerianÂ youths against working at cross purposes with their consciences, especially on matters that are capable of portrayingÂ the country in bad light.
Addressing a group of Catholic students in Awka, Obi reminded them that as future leaders, they should remain upright in their dealings with their colleagues and the Nigerian society.
According to him,Â issues such as corruption, greed and rigging of elections are vices that could destroy any society, recalling his experience and that of other Anambra electorate during the 2007 elections.
â€œIn 2007, I could not vote in the election even as the Governor.Â I went to many polling booths in the state and voting did not take place. I was not alone as other personalities in the state had similar experience.
â€œHowever, few hours later, somebody was announced as the winner with over one million votes. Ironically, the person went on air to thank the people of Anambra state for â€˜votingâ€™ overwhelmingly for him,â€ the Governor said.
He told the youths to always act in the best interest of the country and humanity, adding that they should also remain prayerful for the will of God to be done in the state.