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Tuface gives in, cancels nationwide protest against govt (Video)

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Once Upon A Tuface!

“Nigerians!!! Due to security concerns and public safety consideration. I hereby announce the cancellation of the planned March” -Tuface

That was how musician Innocent Idibia announced the cancellation of a planned nationwide protest against bad governance which had been scheduled to hold on Sunday.

The artiste popularly referred to as Tuface took to his Instagram handle to make the announcement.

After the musician announced plans to hold the protest, and went further to release a schedule of the event, he has been under pressure, especially from security agencies, namely the police to drop the idea.

The police had expressed fears over the protests being hijacked by miscreants for selfish reasons to commit crime, and disturb the peace.

But Tuface was initially adamant, and even moved the date forward by one day, to coincide with the return of President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigeria from his overseas vacation.

Read also: Police drop plan to halt mass protest led by 2face, promises protection

The Benue state-born artist, however, in the video announcing the cancellation of the march, said that it had become clear that the protest tagged ‘One voice Nigeria’, was under threat of being hijacked by interests not aligned with his ideals.

Already mixed reactions have started trailing the cancellation of the protests.

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Already mixed reactions have started trailing the cancellation of the protests.

In one of such reactions, His Eminence, Archbishop Samson Benjamin commended the artiste for the move which he said was the right thing to do.

He stated that Tuface had good intentions with the planned protest, which was to draw government’s attention to the sufferings of the people, especially the poor masses, but that other interests had poised, ready to hijack it from him to further their selfish interests.

He said, “2face idibia loves Nigeria but now knowing that the intent of the protest has been hijacked, it was only wise to call it off, therefore anybody calling for any protest is on his own”.

The cleric also noted that the security agencies had seen all these before now, hence their bid earlier to prevail on him to shelf the protest.

 

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