Legendary singer, Innocent Idibia or 2baba, Tuface as he is popularly called has finally launched his ‘Vote Not Fight’ campaign to promote peaceful governorship ahead of the Anambra Gubernatorial elections scheduled for November 18, 2017.
The campaign is a collaboration of 2Face Idibia Foundation, Youngstars Development Initiative (YDI) and Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA). According to tuface, he stressed the need for everyone to work together to prevent needless loss of lives before, during and after the election.
He told newsmen at Akwa, “Since 2015, I and the partner organisations on the Vote Not Fight campaign have worked tirelessly to increase youth participation in our country’s election. I call on youth of Anambra to ensure that they go out and vote for the candidates of their choice. The legitimacy of government is dependent on peaceful, free, fair and credible elections.”
tuface urged political parties and candidates to utilise established legal avenues if they had concerns about the election. He further implored traditional and religious rulers, elder statesmen as well as youth and women groups to join the campaign against violent election and play by the rules.
He said, “Young people are key to nationhood and until they are led on the right path, they may continue to deviate. They must be taught that elections are not do-or-die and taught to develop spirit of sportsmanship.