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The Lagos State Police Commissioner Fatai Owoseni has rescinded his threat to stop the first protest organized by Nigerian award winning musician TuFace Idibia aka 2Baba slated for Monday, February 6, 2017.
The protest is aimed at calling on all Nigerian politicians to put life changing policies in place so as to make life comfortable for the ordinary Nigerian masses.
When 2Baba started the publicity for his campaign with the hashtags #iStandWithNigeria, #iStandWith2Baba, and #OneVoiceNigeria on his social media accounts, Owoseni issued a threatening statement that he’d not allow the protest to hold.
His threat instigated constitutional and human rights lawyers to call the police boss to order.
Owoseni finally soften pedal when media aid to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Mr. Laolu Akande, said the government couldn’t stop a peaceful protest in a democratic society.
Akande’s clarification on the protest propelled Owoseni and 2Baba team to meet on Friday in Lagos.
He (Owoseni) said, “We had a meeting with the protesters and we explained to them why we advised against the protest. A pro-government group wants to protest that same day and we don’t want a situation where there would be friction.
“We also don’t want hooligans to hijack the process and injure the protesters.
“After explaining to them, they said they will go back and discuss with others. They said if they decide to go ahead, they won’t demonstrate but would assemble at a point and read their demands.
“That notwithstanding, we have resolved to provide security for them. It is our responsibility and we won’t shy away from it. We will ensure trouble makers do not hijack the process.”
TuFace announces take off point, dress code for February 6 protest
In the meantime, TuFace has announced on his social media accounts (twitter, facebook, and instagram) the take-off points and dress code for the protest.
According to him, Lagos and Abuja are the two major cities where the protest are expected to take off come February 6, 2017.
While National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, protest takes off by 8AM, Abuja takes off by 9AM from Unity Fountain.
Dress code is something green.