Mr Alex Segbefia, a former Health Minister, has called on Ghanaians to prioritize peace over violence in the upcoming general election, emphasizing the need for a peaceful electoral process.
Speaking during the 2023 Eledzi Foundation Health Walk, Mr Segbefia urged candidates and party supporters to view the elections as a contest that could be won or lost rather than a do-or-die affair where violence becomes a means to achieve victory.
He emphasized the importance of maintaining Ghana's reputation as a beacon of peace and democracy in the sub-region.
“Let us be peaceful, remain peaceful. Opposition hasn't yet killed anybody,” Mr Segbefia stated during the interview with the Ghana News Agency.
The Eledzi Foundation Health Walk, now in its seventh edition, featured various activities, including a pre-walk under-15 gala, a Togo tour with guests, free eye screening, and musical performances.
The event witnessed significant patronage and included notable personalities such as songstress Shatta Michy and former Ghanaian Defensive Midfielder, Mr. Derek Boateng.
Torgbui Adzongaga Amenya Fiti V, the Paramount Chief of Aflao Traditional Area, and his chiefs also graced the occasion.
Torgbui Fiti expressed confidence that the resilience of the people of Aflao would prevail, regardless of challenges, including the potential effects of the December elections.
Mr. Derek Boateng encouraged the youth to stay out of trouble and work hard, emphasizing the importance of perseverance. He stated, “Sometimes, things get worse before they get better, so they should keep on fighting.”
Ms. Joan Nelly Letsu, the Public Relations Officer of Eledzi Foundation, expressed gratitude to sponsors for their support and envisioned the health walk growing in size and impact. She advised the youth to make positive choices, maintain a positive mindset, and believe that dreams can come true.
The Eledzi Foundation is a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to making a meaningful impact in the local community by addressing its most pressing needs and challenges.