Veteran Nigerian musician, Innocent Idibia also known as Tubaba has said that he played a key role in bringing about peaceful elections in the country.
He said that his ‘Vote Not Fight, Election No Be War’ campaign championed by the 2Baba Foundation has positively impacted the outcome of general elections.
The ‘African Queen’ singer stated this during a breakfast chat with selected journalists within the week.
According to Tubaba, he has been supporting various causes for 15 years which have helped in promoting the well-being of Nigerians.
He revealed that some recent studies linked his initiative to the reduction of violent electoral practices.
He said; “In the last 15 years, I have, as an individual and through the 2Baba Foundation, devoted a tremendous amount of time, effort and resources to supporting various causes. These causes have helped in promoting the well-being of our country and the welfare of our people. I reaffirm my commitment to the long walk towards a better Nigeria.
I have been blessed to be in a position to make modest contributions and lend a hand to fellow human beings in need. I have been able to raise my voice on behalf of those who need to be heard, and build a nation where the government is responsible and takes the people as a priority.”
Tubaba added; “The ‘Vote Not Fight, Election No Be War’ campaign has been one of the most intense, impactful and gratifying. It has reached 62 million Nigerians and currently has 2,000 active youth volunteers across the country.
“Two studies have linked the initiative to relatively more peaceful elections during the period. Elections are an important component of democratic governance and it is imperative that we all work towards free, fair, credible and violence-free elections.
“We thank the government and people of the United States of America. Your support is indeed invaluable. God bless Nigeria.”