Anambra election: Election is not war, promote peace – 2Face Idibia tells youths

Veteran Nigerian singer, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as ‘2baba’, has urged youths in Anambra to shun violence during the Nov. 6 governorship poll in the state.

The singer made the call on Thursday in Awka at the ongoing “Vote Not to Fight” campaign organised by the Catch Them Young Community Initiative (CATYCOI), in collaboration with the 2Face Idibia Foundation.

The campaign is supported by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

He said: “We are here to dialogue with Anambra youths and campaign for peace, especially, as we prepare for the election.

“Our youths are critical stakeholders; this is why politicians use them to cause violence. I want to tell you that violence has no gain but destroys lives and property.

“As youths, we need to promote peace, because without peace; the election cannot be free, fair and credible, and development too, cannot take place.

“Let us be aware that election is not war but a time for us to participate by voting wisely for the candidate that can help secure our future,” he said.

Idibia urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security agencies to discharge their duties without any form of bias and also urged the electorate to cooperate with the security agencies to ensure a violence-free election on November 6.

 

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