Nigerian music artiste, Innocent Idibia popularly known by his stage name, Tuface has announced the cancellation of the planned February 6th protest.
The protest would have been the 2nd largest protest after the fuel subsidy protest in 2012. Tuface who had earlier announced that the protest will hold in Lagos and Abuja went on his Instagram page to let Nigerians know about
This according to him is because he has been informed that people are planning to hijack the protest and this might lead to loss of lives because it will no longer be a peaceful protest.
In a video he uploaded on Instagram, he said: “After due consultations, it has become clear that the One Voice protest scheduled to hold in Lagos and Abuja is under serious threat of hijack by those whose interest do not align with our ideals.”
“The point I intend making is not worth the life of any Nigerian. It is motivated by the need to demand a better deal for the ordinary Nigerian.
“I therefore announce the cancellation of the planned protest. We will share further information in due course. I appreciate the massive support and I am convinced that our voices have been heard. May God bless you all.”
The music artiste made the announcement about 24 hours after the Nigeria police force advised him to “immediately” annul the plan.
In a Statement signed by Jimoh Moshood, the police had said “Innocent Idibia (a.k.a Tuface) and his group are hereby strongly advised to shelve their planned peaceful protest/demonstration in the interest of peace and security.”