Why I embarked on Vote Not Fight Campaign –Tuface Idibia


Afro reggae singer, Tuface Idibia, has opened up on the reasons why he chose to embark on his Vote Not Fight campaign.

In a chat with The Entertainer, Tuface, who also has a foundation, the Tuface Idibia Foundation, said that the bottom line for him is that the project is all about Nigeria: “This is all about Nigeria, it’s about our future as a country. In less than six months, Nigeria will embark on the 2015 General Elections so we need to reach out to the youths who are the cannon fodder for politi­cians during elections; we need to enlighten them that election is not war.

“I decided to embark on this as part of initiatives to ensure a hitch-free electoral process in 2015. Tuface Foundation, in partnership with Young Stars Foundation, National Democratic Institute (NDI) and other partner organisations, have flagged off the Vote Not Fight, Election No Be War campaign.

“The youths are brimming with so much energy and passion and if they are not guided, they could be used as political tools to detabilise our nation. I am calling on all youths to heed this call,” Idibia added.

Commenting, Efe Omorogbe, CEO of Now Muzik said the vision is to raise one million signatures in support of the cam­paign: “We are taking this message across the length and breadth of Nigeria. Come 2015, we must have peaceful elections in Nigeria.”

The climax of the launch was the signing of the pledge by Tuface Idibia, K Slim, Ms. Ransome-Kuti and Yemi Adamolekun among others. Other partners are Enough Is Enough (EIE) Coalition, Isa Wali Empow­erment Initiative, Development Initiative For African Women and The Bridge Youth Development Foundation.

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