All is set for a 2000-man “Peace Rally” against Election Violence ahead of the September 22 governorship election in Osun State.
The rally is being organised by K-impact Development Initiative (KDI) with the support of the National Democratic Institute (NDI) in Nigeria to sensitise the youths and public on peaceful participation in elections.
According to a release by K-impact, the rally will take off from Nelson Mandela Freedom Park and thereafter move to the Aurora Conference and Events Center by noon for the “Vote Not Fight” Peace Concert.
It is also to invite them to the Vote Not Fight peace concert which will hold on Tuesday, Aug. 28 in Osogbo, where the campaign ambassador and a hip-hop artiste, Tuface Idibia, will use his platform and brand to preach peace and amplify the message “Vote Not Fight: Election No Be War”.
It said 2Face would be joined by other critical stakeholders, ranging from the Election Management Body and security agencies amongst others.
’Vote Not Fight: Election No Be War” Project
The project is a voter education campaign that seeks to promote peaceful participation by Nigerian youths in elections.
“The non-partisan campaign seeks to encourage youths to make a commitment to shun violence and embrace peace, by signing a Non-Violence pledge card through a partnership with the 2Baba Foundation.
“2Face Idibia has been commissioned as the Campaign Peace Ambassador and has committed to using his platforms for various festivals and events to further promote the campaign,” the statement said.
By Adeyinka Aremu, Osogbo