Popular Nigerian singer, Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz, has called on all Nigerian youths to get their permanent voters cards as the 2023 elections draws near.
Falana stated this while discussing at a webinar, organized by a group known as We Move Nigeria on Saturday.
The singer said that the #EndSARS protests have made him believe that things will change in Nigeria.
He said, “I have never seen a Nigeria as united as what I saw during the protests. The youths were so united. However, the question for many people now is, what next? I think it is work in progress. The struggle has by no means ended. Majority of the work lies in citizen education. People need to know their rights and what the Constitution says. For some time, I have been informing my followers on social media about what the law says about specific issues but I decided to commit my resources and efforts into making it a full-fledged show when I realised that many people were unaware of certain things.”
“As we are approaching 2023, it is important for us to start getting ready. It would be a big year for our future. It is important to start getting our permanent voter cards. A lot of people don’t understand certain things like the process for recalling an elected official. For example, if somebody who is representing you in the National Assembly is not doing what the constituents want, you have the power to remove him. The power of the people is greater than the people in power. We need to work more closely with one another,” he said.
Falz also said that the words ‘hoodlums’ and ‘thugs’is thrown around quite easily this days, adding that it is easy to refer to people disrupted the protests as such but that the so-called hoodlums didn’t know better.
He went on to charge youths and every concerned Nigerian to put aside religious and ethnic differences and come together in order to achieve a better Nigeria.