Real Reason 2face Cancelled Protest as EiE Vows To Go Ahead

Indications have emerged that mother to the music star, Innocent Ujah Idibia, otherwise known as 2face might have piled pressures on his son to canceled his planned nationwide protest, billed for Monday, February 6.
Findings revealed that his mother, Mrs. Rose Idibia was behind the cancellation of the protest.
An insider informed that 2face’s mother who doubles as Vice Principal at Cherryfield College, Jikwoyi Abuja warned his son to hands off the protest.
“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 ask him to call it off because he has nothing to gain from it, rather he would buy enemies for himself,” a source said.
2baba shocked many of his fans when he took to his Instagram page on Saturday to announced the cancellation of the much-talked about protest, which would have taken place February 6 (Monday), citing security concerns.
The singer had announced few weeks ago that he would be leading other entertainers to a nationwide protest to draw the attention of the relevant authorities to the untold hardship the current administration has subjected the nation to.
The Police had warned him to rather express his grievances via a national broadcast instead of organising a protest at a time the security situation in the nation was unstable.
The Lagos State police command had also vowed to stop the protest, claiming that the singer never took permission from them.
However, despite withdrawal by 2face, a civil society group, EnoughisEnough (EiE) Nigeria, vowed to go ahead with the planned protest on Monday in Lagos and Abuja.
Debisi Alokolaro, the spokesperson of the group, made this known in a statement released on Sunday.
Alokolaro said the ‘I Stand With Nigeria/One Voice Nigeria’ rally is being staged to protest the corruption and worsening standard of living under the Muhammadu Buhari administration at all levels of government.
The group in its statement on Sunday vowed to go ahead with the protest despite the artiste’s withdrawal, adding that the protest has gone beyond Tuface.
“2face Idibia (2Baba) informed us late last night that on-going conversations with security agencies have not allayed his security concerns and so he had decided not to participate in a physical
protest.
“We thanked him for inviting us when he first decided on these protests, and informed him that we believe it is important, despite the risks, to continue with the demands, for the sake of the Nigerians who have put their trust in this movement.
“We will hold the Lagos Commissioner of Police and the Presidency to their words that citizens have the right to protest and that it is the responsibility of security agencies to provide security to all citizens.
“We have also continued to demand that Mr. President deliver on his promise to #BringBackOurGirls movement. It is important we continue to hold governments accountable and to vocalize the aspirations of a frustrated and disappointed people. This call has gone beyond 2Baba. It is now a Nigerian demand.”
The group berated alleged attempts by security agencies to disrupt its plans, stressing that freedom of expression through lawful means is a constitutional right of every Nigerian citizen which should be
protected.
“Furthermore, the implied attempt by some elements in security agencies to stifle the inalienable rights of Nigerians to freedom of speech and assembly cannot be allowed. We are in a democracy and citizens must be able to express their displeasure with their elected representatives in a lawful manner,” the statement said.
According to the statement, the group listed the issues to be addressed at the rally to include security, education, health, power and unemployment. Others include high cost of living, social justice, transparency, cost of governance and patriotism.
The group therefore called on participants in Lagos and Abuja as well as other parts of the country to join the protest as scheduled.
“The protests EiE is coordinating will hold at the Unity Fountain, Abuja from 9 a.m. and the National Stadium, Lagos from 8 a.m. We also encourage citizens who have mobilized in other cities across the country to come out and make their voices heard.”

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