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Police vow to clampdown on Tuface’s protest

Police vow to clampdown on Tuface’s protest

There is every possibility that the police will not allow the nationwide protest planned by musician, Innocent Idibia, also known as Tuface to go on.

Tuface who said that the rally is to protest the poor level of governance in the country, seems to be putting finishing touches to the protests slated to hold in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano.

“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.

Already a schedule of events, meeting points and routes the protest will follow has been released by the organisers.

Many Nigerians, including an array of celebrities and politicians, among them the Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose have signified their intent to join the protest marches.

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But the commissioner of police in Lagos State, Fatai Owoseni has hinted that the police will not allow the march go as planned, for fear that it might be hijacked by miscreants, who will use the opportunity to perpetuate evil intents.

Owoseni, it was gathered, explained that the Benue-State born artist does not have the capacity to control the kind of crowd expected for the protest, and as such the police has to be proactive to shut it down.

But Tubaba, as the musician is fondly called has also vowed to go on with the protest even as the presidency urged him to speak out on his grudge against the government rather than calling people unto the streets.

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.

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