The last may not have been heard concerning the proposed mass protest spearheaded by “African Queen” crooner, 2face Idibia which is now scheduled to take place on Monday, February the 6th with President Muhammadu Buhari’s top aide challenging the artiste to express his grouse with the FG on national TV.
Commenting on the matter on her Twitter page, Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Electronic Media, Lauretta Onochie called on 2face to come on national TV to state his “beef with Pres. Buhari” instead of expressing his grievances on the pages of national newspapers.
“That way, Nigerians will know it’s entirely his idea, that he understands what he’s doing, and acting in the interest of all Nigerians. Otherwise, we might assume that the protest is for those who miss the heist that happened under You know who. Nigerians are waiting. Thank you Sir.” She tweeted.
Those comments by Buhari’s top aide were, however, answered coincidentally in a statement issued by 2face which was made available to the media immediately after it was released by minders of the multiple-award winning artiste.
“The people have hoped for a better Nigeria since 1999 but things are not getting any better for the majority. We are still where we are – poor and desperate. I will no longer be quiet.” He said.
Continuing, 2face added that the protest is not “a platform for politicians of any party to manipulate. I know you will still spin it but for one second leave your battles aside and just listen to people without trying to score cheap political points against one another. It is not a point scoring exercise. It is certainly not personal.”
A day after releasing a time-table for a proposed nationwide mass protest aimed at forcing the government of the day to either perform or relinquish power, the planned demonstration has now been shifted by 24 hours from 5th to 6th, February.
Reports say the nationwide protest was shifted to coincide with the resumption date of President Muhammadu Buhari who is currently on a 10-day medical vacation in the United Kingdom and is expected back on Monday February 6th, 2017.
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