Ekiti Election: 2Baba Begs Youths To Stay Away From Violence
Nigerian pop music legend, Innocent Idibia, wants to be remembered for good things and he is on the right path already.
He was in Ado-Ekiti to seek peace ahead of the governorship election holding on July 14.
He had just one major request; that the youths would be wise enough to avoid being used by selfish politicians to achieve their interests.
The event was a Town Hall meeting tagged “Vote, Not Fight, Election No Be War” organized by a civil society organization, the New Generation Girls and Women Development Initiative (NIGAWD).
The parley was staged in collaboration with the National Democratic Institute (NDI), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Kingdom Agency for International Development (UKAID), the 2Baba Foundation and Youngstars Foundation.
2baba said: “Political campaigns are supposed to be competition of ideas and policies between different political parties, many at times, it results in violence and pandemonium.
“Due to electoral violence, many youths have lost their lives. We must work together to prevent needless loss of lives before, during and after elections by condemning violence and promoting peaceful electioneering processes.
“Youths have a critical role to play in ensuring this happens because they are often the target of sponsors of violence during elections.
“The legitimacy of government is dependent on peaceful, free, fair and credible elections.
“I and the Vote Not Fight team will be meeting with different political actors to remind them of this and they will do everything necessary to ensure that their supporters are orderly and peaceful before, during and after the July 14, 2018 polls.”
Ekiti youths were drawn from the 16 local government areas to attend the event.
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