The Arewa Youth Development Association (AYDA) on Tuesday said it would use local languages to sensitise voters on their civic responsibilities ahead of the 2015 general elections.
The President of the association, Alhaji Imrana Nas said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna.
“We shall soon commence voter awareness campaign through the use of the media.
“Every coordinator will use the media in creating awareness, distribute pamphlets and use local languages including Hausa, Kanuri to reach out to the people.”
According to him, the aim is to enable voters and other Nigerians to understand what is expected of them to ensure credible and peaceful elections.
Nas advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to disabuse the minds of the electorates that the time table it released for the elections was meant to favour a particular party.
“We are urging INEC and advising them to do their best in assuring the people that they are not trying to favour anybody by carrying out their duties dispassionately.
“It is only free, fair and transparent elections that will meet the desire of Nigerians to have leaders that will respect their yearnings and aspirations,’’ he said.
On the forthcoming National Conference, the AYDA president said it was a waste of resources.
According to him, all issues to be discussed could be effectively handled by the National Assembly.
“When there is a National Assembly, where every federal and state constituency is represented, it will be a duplication of efforts.
“It will be a waste of resources to convocate the national conference whose decisions would still be subject to the decision of the legislators,” Nas said. (NAN)