Nationwide Protest: Fayose To Join The March Against FG


Ekiti State governor and chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)‘s Governors’ Forum, Ayo Fayose, on Monday, said he will be partaking in the upcoming nationwide protest led by Innocent ‘Tuface’ Idibia.

Fayose on his Twitter handle said the organisers have his full backing to launch the protest which they said will be “massive”.

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The Governor had twitted:

“To organisers of Feb. 5 “Enough is Enough” National Protest, you have my total support and I will be part of the protest.” 

Music legend, 2face Idibia last Wednesday took to his Instagram account to call on Nigerians under the #NigeriaFirstPartners umbrella to support and turn out en masse for the nationwide protest against the Nigerian Government.

Mr. Idibia said the Buhari administration’s rudderlessness has left too many Nigerians languishing in poverty with little to be hopeful for about the future.

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He wrote on the need for a nationwide protest:

“A call for good governance. “A call for an urgent explanation into the reckless economic downturn nationwide.

“A call for nationwide protests as we say No to the Executive, No to the legislature, No to the judiciary… You have all failed us.

“We the people are tired. We can no longer continue with all of you. All your excuses and mistakes are not funny. We do not wish to continue with a system and government that is not working but citing the people.

“We the people are tired. We can no longer continue with all of you. All your excuses and mistakes are not funny. We do not wish to continue with a system and government that is not working but citing the people.

“We the people of this country not living under the privileges of government allowances and remuneration has now accepted to take the bull by the horn to come out and protest these obnoxious and baseless policies and excuses of the government of the day.

“Where are the recovered looted funds? “Why do we still have the executive arms and legislatures still enjoying their salaries and allowances while we hear there’s no money to pay workers? “Why do we still see ceaseless power failures with no explanation and hope of getting out of it unlike before?

“Why do we keep seeing peace talks in Niger Delta, Fulani herdsmen and IPOB without any solutions being reached, while the strategies keep aggravating the people involved as political leaders stage forums to extort funds in the name of addressing their subjects?

“Why did we have petrol price rise to 145 for the sake of global oil price crash and removal of subsidy but such price is still being maintained despite significant reawakening of the oil price from $30/barrel to $56/barrel?

“Who is to be held accountable for the sudden and continuous hike in price of commodities in the market, where for the rst time in history, Nigeria is suddenly selling kerosene at 400 naira per litre as against 50 naira per litre, diesel at 300 naira per litre as against 100 naira per litre and petrol from 87 naira to 145 naira? Yet maintaining the same systems, environment and maybe a lesser money spending government.

“There’s need for Nigerians to rise against what is happening in this country having waited patiently for the legislatures that were elected to represent the people all to no avail.”

Although some unconñrmed reports have accused former Akwa Ibom State Governor Godswill Akpabio of being the brain behind the planned nationwide protest against the FG, Nigerians have come out to stand behind the artist vetting their support.

Entertainers such as Olamide, Davido, Burna Boy among others have also vetted their support for the solidarity call.

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Ayo Fayose is the latest public figure to queue behind the organisers of the demonstration, which is expected to hold simultaneously in different cities across the country.

The march which was originally slated for the 5th of February, 2017 has been moved to the 6th of February, and the police said they have been duly informed about the protest and will provide security for all participants, although the government called for patience and understanding amongst Nigerians.

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