Anambra Election: Tuface Persuades Youths To Embrace Peace
By Morenike Bailey
Legendary singer, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as Tuface, has urged youths in Anambra to embrace peace in the upcoming governorship poll in the state.
Idibia 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).
According to Idibia, the youths are prominent stakeholders and as such must promote peace to enhance a free and fair election.
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.
He also urged the electorate to cooperate with security agencies to ensure a violence-free election on November 6.