Past events should teach any youth to avoid being used and dumped as the 2019 elections approach, knowing that politicians do not deserve their blood.

However, the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) is not willing to assume that young people are capable of making such a wise decision.

The church made a fresh appeal regarding this at the Master’s Place, FCT Province 1 Headquarters on Sunday in Abuja.

It was their annual church programme tagged ‘SHIFT’ with the theme: The Passion to Profit.

Pastor Precious Akingbade, National Young Adults and Youths Pastor, RCCG, said that an election should not be a place where the youths would exhibit unwanted attitudes but love and peace.

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“No young people should be a tool or weapon in the hands of political weep to cause confusion.

“They use them, and they dump them. So awareness for peace should be the order of the day,” he said.

Pastor Akingbade explained that the essence of SHIFT was to curb the youths from bad habits of addiction in different categories, adding that addiction must not necessarily be in form of drugs.

But asides warnings and counselling, he noted that the Federal Government needs to key into training and empowering the Nigerian youths as the church was already practicing.

The event, SHIFT, was an initiative of young people in the RCCG to be on the right path with God.

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