Plateau state on Saturday witness Nigeria most Popular Nollywood actors and actresses, Anayo Modestus Onyekwere (popularly known as Kanayo O. Kanayo, Chinedu Ikedieze (widely called Aki), Patience Ozokwo (Mama G) and many others stormed Plateau State capital, Jos, preaching gospel of peaceful participation in the coming elections.
The artistes who addressed a rally at the Pollo Field in central Jos, were joined by famous singer, Dan Maraya Jos and several other Jos-based artistes who all rendered songs that were a tribute to peace.
“We have come to tell Nigerians who live here that our business in the coming election is to vote those we feel will serve us best, not to fight for anyone because whoever win or lose the elections will only be individuals who can’t be greater than our country,” Kanayo said, urging all Nigerians to put the country above every other consideration and ensure that the country remains in peace after the elections,
Mama G who also addressed the crowd, spoke against the sale of voter’s cards, saying, “Your PVC is your power, use it for the elections and keep it.
Even if not for elections, you may need it for other things in the future. Speak with your PVC and not with dangerous weapons.”
Aki who also addressed the crowd, charged youths to be wary of politicians who may wish to use them for violent purposes. He said, “These people (politicians) are mostly old power seekers who should not wreck our future for their momentary gain; don’t accept to harm anybody just because a politician asks you to do so. only a peaceful Nigeria can guarantee you a prosperous future.”
The peace rally in Jos was organized by a non-governmental organization named National Orientation for Being a Good African, otherwise identified as NO BAGA. National coordinator of the organization, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe explained in a press interview in the course of the rally that the rally which had been done in Lagos and is to be held in many other cities across the country, is meant to tell Nigerians through their popular artistes that it pays for voters to use their voting power to elect leaders of their choice and to do so in a peaceful manner.