A former Governor of Delta State, Mr James Ibori, has an advice for Nigerians ahead of the 2019 general election.

He wants Nigerians to take the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration seriously to enable them to vote in the right candidates during elections.

Ibori, who is also the publisher of The Independent Newspapers, gave the advice on Thursday at the company’s Annual Thanksgiving service held at its premises in Lagos.

Nigerians clamour for good leadership and true change that will reflect in their pockets and their ability to find a job in their nation.

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But the former governor, who returned from London last year after serving a jail term, said that massive participation of the electorate in the exercise and voting their choice of leaders were the only ways they could effect good leadership.

"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," he said.

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The publisher, while addressing members of staff, urged them to speak the truth at all times and to be hardworking.

"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.

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