Nigerian music icon, Mr Innocent Idibia, popularly known as 2Face has described All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), gubernatorial candidate in the Anambra November 6 governorship election, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo as a man of peace and a role model to the Nigerian youths who has brought dignity and respect to the state and Nigeria.
He equally commended Soludo’s peaceful and orderly electioneering campaign style which he said was exemplary.
Idibia made the statement during a special visit to Soludo in Awka, in company with members of his “Vote Not Fight: Election No Be War,” Initiative.
He said he was in the State to preach to the people to embrace peace and shun all manner of thuggery and violence during the forthcoming election.
He said, “I took up the initiative in order to educate and enlighten the Nigerian public, especially the youths, on the need to maintain peace and orderliness before, during and after elections.
“This is the only way to build a stronger and more united nation when the citizenry imbibe the culture of peace and tolerance during electioneering periods.
Responding, Soludo commended the artiste for his laudable initiative in preaching the message of peace to Nigerians, reiterating that he has always been a harbinger of peace.
He added that Ndi-Anambra has always been peace loving people who abhors killings and wanton destruction of property.
“The state has had a relative peace for the past 7 years under the dynamic administration of Governor Willie Obiano (who is an APGA Governor), until the recent resurgence of what people have described as politically motivated killings,” he noted.
The former CBN Governor assured his visitor and members of his entourage that Anambra will remain peaceful and always live up to its creed as ‘the light of the nation’, adding that the forthcoming governorship election will hold in a peaceful and orderly manner devoid of violence, to the glory of God and to the benefit of the good people of Anambra State.