Ahead of the Osun State Gubernatorial election, Nigerian legendary singer 2face Idibia on Wednesday met with candidates of the three major political parties participating in the July 16th election.
2face during the meeting urged the candidates to advise their supporters on the need to shun violence during the election.
Idibia persuaded Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the APC, Senator Ademola Adeleke of the PDP, and Akin Ogunbiyi of the Accord Party to sign a peace pact, pledging their commitment to a peaceful election, during separate meetings.
The singer-songwriter, who went to the state with his “Vote Not Fight” campaign team, urged Adeleke during a meeting they had in Ede to spread messages that would dissuade people from engaging in electoral violence and violence against women during the governorship race.
According to 2face, the campaign was being implemented by The New Generation for Girls and Women Development Initiative, Justice, Development and Peace Maker Center, with the support from National Democratic Institute and the United States Agency for International Development, in collaboration with the 2Face Idibia Foundation.
Responding, Adeleke, pledged commitment to a peaceful poll and called on members of other parties participating in the poll to also keep to their promise of a violence-free election.
This article was originally published on Naija News