Ahead of the 2019 general elections and his continuing quest for a better Nigeria, popular standup comedian, Francis Agoda, popularly known as “I go Dye” has promised to reward five luckiest Nigerians who are devoted to the peace, unity and progress of the Nigerian society during and after the 2019 general elections.
“The first step to guarantee progress in any nation is by promoting peace. All the nations of the world that have attained development were created by their citizens and peace was paramount. Consequently, I urge you to do a video footage of yourself and post, using the hashtag #Istandforpeace2019elections. You stand a chance of being among the five lucky winners of FAPOH Awards (Francis Agoda Path Of Honour) Peace Prize with $1000 each, if your video post has a very meaningful peace message to portray that we should stand for peace in the forthcoming general election”.
According to the Comedian, if Nigerians can join forces, nothing can be compared to the sacrifice made for peace. “Let’s come together as well meaning Nigerians, embracing this responsibility as a sacrifice of patriotism. Indeed, it doesn’t matter who you are; either as an entertainer, sports personality, media professionals, etc. There is nothing that can be compared to the price of peace and keeping it,”, he said.
I Go Dye’s burning passion for peace was ignited in 1997, when he was a victim of the Warri crisis between Ijaws and Itsekiris. He was shot and lost some of his close friends.
In 1998, he launched Peace in Sight Global Movement to promote peace. Today, he is a UN Global Goals Ambassador, World Habitat Ambassador, working to actualize the United Nations global goals.
In 2017, he won the African Child prize, making him an African Child Ambassador.