Blackface, a member of the defunct music group, Plantashun Boiz, is not in support of the protest against Federal Government of Nigeria as led by his former group mate Tuface Idibia.
In an Instagram post shared some days ago, Blackface stylishly called Tuface an illiterate, advising Nigerians not to go by his leadership as protesting against the government will only cause more problems.
The post read:
LET’S EDUCATE THE ILLITERATE AS HE LEADS THE PROTEST. I read Tuface Idibia’s verbal tirade in Vanguard in which he said he will be leading a protest against Buhari on the 5th of February for among other things not paying salaries of civil servants.
“I think he needs to be educated about the efforts of the Buhari administration: So far Buhari has released three bail out funds to the 36 states in Nigeria totalling over N1.5 trillion in the last 18 months.
“Apart from this another trillion was released as Paris Club refund money to the 36 states. Buhari emphasized the need for the states to prioritize the payment of salaries of workers and pensions of pensioners as these states receive the money.
“Unfortunately, instead of some states to use the funds to pay off civil servants and pensioners salary and pension arrears they chose to loot the funds. A governor of one of the South-South states siphoned N3b of the funds using his mistress as a front and now the mistress has run away with the funds.
“Tuface Idibia you can now see why Nigerians are suspicious of the motive and source of the funds for the protest you want to embark on. Why didn’t you lead a protest against these governors who mismanaged the Buhari bail out funds and the Paris Club refund money?
“Why did you not protest against GEJ’s looting of N51 trillion naira and the Godswill Akpabio alleged looting of over N1 trillion naira from the Akwa Ibom state treasury for which he is being prosecuted by the EFCC? Why didn’t you protest Akpabio’s alleged corrupting of a Supreme Court justice who is currently being tried for corrupt practices on the bench? Is it because you are a corruption apologist?
“Is it because you are the agent of corruption fighting back? Is it because you are part of desperate plot to poison the hearts and minds against a fantastically incorruptible President who fights the corrupt no matter whose ox is gored? We, your fans want to assure you that if you go ahead with this protest we will reevaluate our support for you and it may be downhill for you afterward. Rethink your actions and reflect deeply.”
After being bombarded for sharing the above post, which according to Blackface was copied and originally written by Dr. Bunmi Awoyemi, Blackface explains that he agrees with only a few points of the writer. Meanwhile, he tweeted previously that the protest was useless and baseless.
Don't go out to protest against anything people! it is useless and baseless especially in this sensitive period,dont be used by politicians
— BFN (@Blackfacenaija) January 31, 2017
Blackface went ahead to amend his speech by saying he didn’t call his former colleague an illiterate. He then proposed a better solution, stating that instead of staging a protest, all hands should be on deck to rebuild our country.
“To clear the air people, I didn’t call 2face an illiterate and I didn’t write the article as it clearly stated but I agree with some points pointed out by the writer especially how this present administration been releasing bail out funds in little time and other people’s loot bla bla bla….”
“So I felt and still feel that instead of anyone staging a protest we all should put our hands on deck to rebuild our country with everyone being committed to serving the country so there can be peace in the land once more and these killings, corruption, and political madness can go away.
“Since I make music I have to be committed to making music that’s going to educate the youths and encourage them to go achieve their dreams and not put them in harm’s way because nobody knows should things escalate and get out of hand it falls back on the people.”
Meanwhile, a lot of Nigerians, including governor Fayose of Ekiti State, have lent their support to join Tuface in this protest and the few who do not support the movement are lashed out on by the many followers of the music legend.
Nigerians came for the neck of one Nigerian professor who called Tuface an illiterate and father of many children from many women who is unqualified to speak against the government.
The professor got tongue-lashed by people who felt the love and marriage life of Tuface should not be dragged in as a hindrance to his political ambition and love for change in Nigeria.