WAS TUFACE OVERLOOKED AT THE NO VIOLENCE PACT SIGNED BY APC AND PDP?
With the 2015 general elections just some few weeks away in Nigeria, Chairman of the Commission on Elections, Democracy and Security, Koffi Annan has cautioned Nigerians against post-election violence as the country holds its general election in February.
Annan along with other Keynote speakers at a stakeholders' forum on the successful conduct of the forthcoming elections in Nigeria, believes Nigeria owes the rest of the world the responsibility of conducting a free and fair poll because of its leading role in the comity of nations.
Though he acknowledges no election can be perfect, Annan cautions against inciting comments in ongoing campaigns by the contending political parties that could lead to post election crisis.
With such an event which has President Goodluck Jonathan in attendance along with his opposition party All Progressive Congress (APC) strong contender, General Muhammedu Buhari, it was important that the likes of singer, 2Face should have been in attendance as one of the entertainers who came up with “Vote Not Fight – Election No Be War” campaign.
The 2face Foundation in partnership with Young Stars Foundation, National Democratic Institute, NDI, United State Information Services, USIS and other partners, “Vote Not Fight – Election No Be War” initiative is geared towards a violence free electoral process in 2015.
Whatever which way, President Goodluck Jonathan speaking at the event, urged politicians to be mindful of their choice of words and mind against the use of provocative statements.