Nigerian Singer, Tuface has at last bowed to pressure and cancelled a planned protest against the Nigerian government.
He cited “security challenges” as the major reason for cancelling the protest slated to hold on Monday February 6.
The Nigerian musical icon, whose real name is Innocent Idibia on Saturday issued a statement informing the public of his decision.
“Dear Nigerians, after due consultations, it has become clear that the #OneNigeria protest scheduled to hold in Lagos and Abuja on Monday the 6th of February is under serious threat of hijack by interests not aligned with our ideals,” he said.
“The point I am intent on making is not worth the life of any Nigerian. It is, in fact, motivated by the need to demand a better deal for the ordinary Nigerian.
His announcement followed a statement by Force headquarters where the Nigerian Police, expressed concerns that hoodlums had planned to hijack the procession, cause mayhem and destroy property and public peace.
There has been intense pressure on the singer and his group from the police to shelve the protest.
The protest which was billed to hold in Abuja, Lagos and some other cities, was to call the Federal Government to its ‘obnoxious policies’, a call for good governance and an urgent explanation into the reckless economic downturn nationwide amongst others.
Meantime, Nigerian comedian and actor, Seyi Law has vowed to be part of the protest slated for Monday 6th February 2016.
He said that though 2face has cancelled the protest, the demonstration will still be held without him.
In a series of tweets, the outspoken comedian writes; “I am giving Nigerians the assurance that I will be at the stadium tomorrow. We have a right to our protest.
“I absolutely understand 2baba, but I am not backing.
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