Siboat drops peace song ahead of Election 2016
Musician Siboat has called on Ghanaians to stand up and embrace peace. He made the call in a new peace campaign song titled ‘Asomdwe’ as Ghanaians go to the polls in December 2016.
The song, released on Tuesday, encourages Ghanaians to be vigilant ahead of the elections and to maintain the peace. “Ghana our motherland, pride of West Africa, let’s stand tall and defend our peace. A beacon of hope we are to nations around us. Let’s stand tall and defend our good name.”
In the song, Siboat, born Silas Karikari Mensah Boateng, also notes that both politics and democracy came to meet peace, insisting that Ghanaians must learn to tolerate each other. He also condemns fights and questions why people take to fighting. ‘Stop the insults and violence’, he added.
Ghanaians are expected to go to the polls in four months to elect a president and parliamentarians. Already, the Police Service has identified some flashpoints in some regions. The song, which is readily available for download on soundcloud and reverbnation, ends with peace soundbites from Papa Kwesi Nduom of the PPP and Former President Rawlings.