In Furtherance of our campaign to enrich democracy and change the dysfunctional culture of governance while reversing the trends of disenchantment, exclusion and a circle of failed promises, the Communication, Media, and Policy Lead of Clement Isong Foundation embarked on a three-day public awareness campaign with Face to Face Community Empowerment Initiative on public education on the Youth Demand Charter and Electoral Violence.
It was an opportunity to articulate the content of the youth demand charter, and why political candidates should adopt the charter as a blueprint for transformation.
The Youth Demand Charter has 10 thematic focus
PEACE AND SECURITY
GENDER AND SOCIAL INCLUSION
ENVIRONMENT AND WAS
The Youth Demand Charter is a clarion call to the present realities of young people and the need for them to actively participate in Governance for the Akwa Ibom we want.
Our partner Organisation used the opportunity to sensitize the radio listeners about the stipulated penalties for electoral violence perpetrators.
The Ballot box should speak and not weapons. We should vote and not fight.
Young people should no longer avail themselves to become political stooges, rather they should leverage their demographic strength to effect the change that they want.
Special appreciation to Inspiration FM 105.9 PASSION 94.5 FM, UYO XL 106.9 FM for this unique opportunity for young people to articulate their concerns for the change they want.