Following the cancellation of the #OneNigeriaProtest which was supposed to hold on the 6th of February by the convener Music Superstar Innocent Idibia, former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili has slammed the Federal Government for its role in the cancellation of the protest.
2Baba cited security concerns as the reason for calling of the Anti-Government march.
“Dear Nigerians, after due consultations, it has become clear that the #OneNigeriaProtest 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,”
“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.”
“I therefore announce the cancellation of the planned protest. We’ll share further information in due course,”
Ezekwesili via her twitter handle called on President Muhammadu Buhari to realize that it is a failure on the part of his Government if her citizens cant feel safe to voice their concerns and challenges.
On her verified twitter handle, @Obyezeks, she tweeted:
“Mr. Pres @MBuhari Mr. VP @ProfOsinbajo Allow the people of your Land CRY OUT their pain on Monday. LISTEN, EMPATHIZE & RETHINK POLICIES.”
“Mr. Pres @MBuhari Mr. VP @ProfOsinbajo Your Govt CANNOT SECURE YOUR CITIZENS THAT WANT TO GATHER AND SPEAK THEIR PAIN TO YOU? Haba. Haba,”
“Mr. Pres @MBuhari Mr. VP @ProfOsinbajo The people of your Land are CRYING OUT in PAIN. Ask God for WISDOM to GIVE THEM A GOOD ANSWER,”
“Mr. Pres @MBuhari Mr. VP @ProfOsinbajo When the people of your Land CRY OUT in PAIN saying, “Lighten our yoke”, you listen NOT REPRESS,”
Meanwhile, Nigerians are yet to fully understand why 2Baba called off the protest; According to the Daily Post one of the reasons the protest was cancelled was because the artiste’s mother prevailed on him to lay low.
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2Baba,s mum who doubles as Vice Principal at Cherryfield College, Jikwoyi Abuja is reported to have cautioned his son saying his reputation would come out worse off.
“His mum was behind the cancellation of the protest. She was angry because 2baba (Innocent) never asked for her opinion before he went on air to announce the protest. His mother summoned him and asked him to call it off because he has nothing to gain from it, rather he would buy enemies for himself”