By Toriola Olajide in Lagos
After days of back and forth, the Police Headquarters has eventually asked popular musician, Tuface Idibia, popularly called 2Baba to shelve the planned protest against the Federal Government scheduled for Monday, February 6, 2017.
The police said it was deeply concerned with the security implications of the planned demonstration.
It therefore said in the interest of public peace and pubilc safety, the protest in Lagos and other states should be set aside.
The force warned members of the public, parents and guardians and opinion leaders to prevail on their children and wards not to allow themselves to be used by anyone or group to cause a disturbance of public peace and breakdown of law and order.
Award-winning Tuface who had not been known for any activism until now had moved to draw attention to the difficult living standard of the people under the President Muhammadu Buhari government.
Some prominent artistes and opposition politicians had moved to join the protest. The planned demonstration has been raking controversy since the idea was mooted by Tuface.
The planned protest has even divided the rank and file of the artistes down the line, with a splinter group rising to oppose Tuface’s protest.