Today 2Face Idibia aka 2baba clocks 44. The musician wrote this on his Instagram page;
As I celebrate my birthday todays, I pray for peace across our dear country, Nigeria. completely different types of violence as well as electoral, banditry, herders and farmers conflicts, capture and coercion have and still snatch the lives of Nigeria’s citizens.
Let’s be clear, this can not be a salvo to attack the govt., i’m not an politician but an creative person and social rights crusader. i’m calling on government (i.e our political leadership, security services etc.); and every citizens (i.e artists, entrepreneurs, media okada riders etc.) to try everything we can to push and guarantee peace.
On my part, I actually have dedicated myself to mobilizing Nigerian youth and interesting political, security and ancient authorities to push peaceful elections since 2014. I actually have worked with gifted youth across Nigeria to achieve sixty two million individuals with the message of“elections without violence” because the Ambassador of the Vote Not Fight: Election No Be War campaign.
I will be leading the campaign’s efforts to push peace throughout the Nov sixteen, 2019 position elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States. As Nigerians, we should be part of hands along to resist violence across our country, in no matter nature in manifests. Government should but take the lead on this, as there are limits to what voters will do – despite however well intentioned.
As the Nov sixteen, 2019 Kogi and Bayelsa position elections approach, we have a tendency to should bear in mind that the legitimacy of any government lies with its emergence from a peaceful, free, honest and credible election. I tell Kogi and Bayelsa youth to say NO to politicians who might give them cash to commit violence or obtain their votes. Let your conscience lead you.
In relations to all types of violence across Nigeria – we need not forget that there is no development without peace. we want to create the wise alternative for the long run as violence erodes our values and kills our individuals. we should additionally look out for the vices of hate speech, fake news, info and misinformation that are certified triggers of violence.
One love my individuals, thanks for all the support over these years.