A civil society organisation, ‘Ready to Lead Africa’, to lead Presidential candidates to commit against exploiting youths for violence ahead of the general elections.

Founder of the organisation, Godbless Otubure, made this known at a news conference, themed: “Youth-led Presidential Peace Accord and Unveiling of the National Youth Peace Symbol” in Abuja.

He added that the organisation would host the youth-led peace accord in partnership with the National Youths Service Corps, NYSC; the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC; Connected Development, CODE, and Nigerian Youth Parliament.

Otubure also explained that the project is aimed at curbing potential election-related violence in the 2023 elections, and also address youths on plans for a peaceful election.

On his part, CODE Executive Office, Hamzat Lawal, said the fate and the outcome of the election is centred around young people, noting that for the very first time in the history of Nigeria, youths have decided that they would not condone electoral violence.

Also, National Secretary of the Inter-Party Advisory Council of Nigeria, IPAC, Yusuf Dantalle, commended the initiative, assured of its commitment to building peace in the nation and for free, fair and credible elections.