The “Vote Not Fight”: Election no be War project is a youth non-violence voter education campaign that seeks to promote peaceful participation by Nigerian youth in the 2015 elections. The campaign seeks to encourage youth to make a commitment to shun violence and embrace peace. It is hoped that Nigerians from all walks of life will commit to peaceful elections by signing a non-violence pledge. Through a joint partnership with The 2Face Foundation, TuFace Idibia has been commissioned as the Campaign Peace Ambassador and he will use his platforms and various festivals and events to further promote the campaign.
The campaign “Vote Not Fight: Election No Be War,” encourages Nigerians to peacefully take part in the electoral process and recognizes that political participation, not violence, is the best way to advocate for change. The campaign is focused on Nigerian youth and upholds the belief that Nigeria’s greatest resource for its future development is its youthful population. It promotes a message of zero-tolerance for the use of youth groups by politicians to commit acts of violence or political hooliganism before, during and after the elections.
By informing all Nigerian youth, male and female, about their civic rights and responsibilities in the 2015 electoral process, the campaign inspires youth to make active, positive and peaceful contributions to the elections and to politics more generally.
Nigerians who wish to show their support for a peaceful 2015 electoral process and youth political activism can sign on to the campaign pledge by sending a text message to the MTN Number – 09030000093, or online at the www.votenotfight.org.