Award-winning singer 2face Idibia has urged the youths in Anambra state to shun violence and be agents of peace as the governorship election approaches.
The 46-year-old said this on Thursday in Awka at the ongoing ‘Vote Not to Fight’ campaign organised by the Catch Them Young Community Initiative (CATYCOI) in partnership with the 2face Idibia Foundation.
According to the singer, the youths are critical stakeholders and should resist the urge to allow themselves to be used by politicians to cause violence. He also noted that the election is not a do-or-die affair but a time to vote wisely and secure their future.
“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.
Concluding, 2face urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security agencies to discharge their duties without any form of bias.
He also pleaded with the electorate to cooperate with the security agencies to ensure a violence-free election on November 6.