While many Nigerian think R&B star Innocent Idibia a.k.a. 2baba, is a coward for backing out of the planned two-state anti-government protest scheduled to take place today, popular Nigerian comedian Ayo Makun, AY, thinks otherwise.
AY who wrote on his Instagram page on Sunday, said the famous musician cannot be called a coward for taking the action, noting that he’s a patriot for helping to amplify the voices of Nigerians.
He added that no one would “celebrate” 2baba if the protest holds and was hijacked by hoodlums.
“I have spent all day reading over 7,000 comments concerning the mixed feelings of Nigerians on the cancellation of the February 6 protest against the Federal Government by Innocent Idibia.
“As a friend, let me feed Nigerians with a simple fact that @official2baba was never afraid to raise his voice for honesty, truth and compassion for the common man in the phase of the present economic situation in Nigeria.
“You all can say whatever you want to say about him, but you must note that it is impossible for him alone to change things by fighting an existing reality that did not start from the present government. For change to occur, we must collectively come up with a strategy that will make any existing model that is not working obsolete.
“What most of you do not know or understand is that disobedience to the rule of law has its own implication, even when you believe in your ‘freedom of speech or action’. Those who went to Delta State university would tell you that I did not spend 9 years in the university because I was the dumbest student.
“They are moves and steps that you take in life that comes with some sort of implication. I need someone to tell me this minute… would you be celebrating Tubaba, if we all came out tomorrow and people of the other world hijacks the proposed protest to detriment of the lives of Innocent people who are not Idibia?
“Bottom line is if by law Tubaba does not have a written permission to launch a protest anywhere in the country, if anything goes wrong he will definitely pay the price by the same law.
“Having said all of that for those of you who are wise enough to get the message, I want you to join me in celebrating a man whom has always been an advocate of peaceful governance, a man who was never consumed by the sin of silence and became a coward, a patriot who was bold enough to ask for the change we were promised, whether you like it or not, our voices has been heard by those in authority.
“Let’s all remain as one big family with a collective sense of respect, kindness and an intention to conduct a peaceful resolution.”
Rap star, Ruggedman, who pledged to back 2baba, also took to his Instagram page to defend him. He wrote:
“Whatever led to this decision, God is in control. @official2baba now, they know we can speak and shake them. Nigeria will be great again.”
“Before Tuface stepped out to air his views and speak for most Nigerians, if not all, most people got so comfortable complaining about the state of Nigeria on blogs, their homes etc. Nobody made a move to do anything about anything.”
She said that whether he (2face) pulled it off or not, the bottom line is that he took a step, unlike the people cursing him after he gave a very sensible reason to pulling out.
“At least now, we know that the government is afraid of what can become of Nigeria if everyone comes together to speak in one voice, one heart to achieve one goal,” she added.
Meanwhile, 2baba in a phone interview with Channels Television on Monday insisted that he is still in support of the rally even though he is not physically present to lead the protest for security reasons.