Reported by: Bukola Agbeje and Wisdom Hanson
On Saturday 9th February
2019 Youth Alive Foundation Uyo in partnership with Inspiration FM Uyo and
other bodies in Akwa Ibom State organized a fitness walk. Primarily aimed at
advocating and creating awareness for a peaceful 2019 elections, the
10kilometer walk featured youths from different parts of the city. The walk
tagged "Walk for Peaceful Elections" served as a medium for informing
all political parties and stakeholders in the state to embrace the gains of
credible and peaceful elections. YAF stressed the need for citizens to shun
election violence and other malpractices, bringing to fore the importance of
asking aspiring political office holders the right questions. Motivated by the
assorted contemporary and hippy music, participants in the walk stopped at
strategic locations to address the onlookers and others in attendance.
At least 1000 people were reached
through the course of the walk not to mention the 200 persons who came geared
up in their sporty attires with the same motive of bringing awareness to the
negatives of subverting democracy and disrupting the peace of the state.
YAF is at the frontiers of
charging youths to tread a fruitful path while we anticipate a peaceful 2019
General elections. As against the unhealthy vice of violence and other forms of
malpractices, those who turned up for the walk truly desire to make a
difference. Like Youth Alive Foundation, they join voices with Inspiration FM
in upholding the vision of a corrupt free Nigeria where electoral transparency
and accountability in Governance will take full course.