The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Kwara State hub on Saturday, 12th January took to the street of Ilorin, a sensitization rally on right of citizens to Vote and the need for the need to shun inappropriate and corrupt electoral practises such as vote buying and violence.
The sensitization program, an initiative of the United States embassy tagged #9jaVotes was conducted along the streets of Ilorin – the state’s capital, from Post Office to Oja-Oba early Saturday morning.
While engaging citizens and community leaders on the need for a peaceful 2019 election and right of every individual to vote for candidate of their choices, the Chairman National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Osogbo Chapter, Mr Tajudeen Yusuf commended the efforts of YALI and noted the movement as a necessary one that can impact he society positively. He urged members of his unit not to engage in thuggery, violence and hooliganism in the 2019 general elections. He further implored pressmen and members of the society to serve as watchdogs and report any immoral act conducted by any member of NURTW.
Also addressing YALI and members of Oja-oba market, Alhaji Soliu Muhammed Woru (Mogaji Nda of Ilorin) identified the sensitization program as a necessity as the 2019 election fast approaches. He therefore called on market men and women to make their choices at free will and vote for their desired candidates. He further condemned Vote buying and violence and urged Youths and citizens and politicians to desist from electoral fraud.
Together with members of YALI were volunteers, INEC officials and personnel of NSCDC.