2face Going Ahead With Planned Protest
SAN FRANCISCO, January 31, (THEWILL) – Innocent Ujah Idibia, the Nigerian artiste popularly known as 2Face has declared that the planned protest will hold as he intends to put his voice, influence and clout to use by being a significant part of the march on Sunday, February 5 .
Making the announcement on all his social media platforms, he insisted that the proposed anti-government protest will not be “manipulated” by politicians.
“The people have hoped for a better Nigeria since way before 1999 but things are not getting any better for the majority. We are still where we are; poor and desperate,” he said.
“I will no longer be quiet. I want to thank EIE, the 2face foundation, numerous colleagues and countless fellow Nigerians for stepping up to partner with me.
“I am just a musician with a point of view and the ear of my fans. I have dedicated my time and resources to peace building, voter education towards peaceful elections, and youth engagement in governance in Nigeria.
“This time around, my partners, colleagues and I have come together to present a platform for real Nigerians to communicate their real pains to government at all levels in a peaceful and articulate manner with a view to getting lasting solutions to our problems.
“This March is about demanding that our leaders connect with all the people of Nigeria. This march is about demanding that all saboteurs of good government policies should hands off.
“This march is about encouraging positive minded Nigerians, serious, hardworking, genuine, patriotic Nigerians to continue to work without intimidation. The problem of Nigeria goes beyond just one person, it goes beyond the president.
“The problem of Nigeria is just a handful of people that don't want things to go well. We have a system that is clearly defined not to work for the majority.
“It is not a platform for politicians to manipulate. I know you will still spin it but for one second leave your battles aside and just listen to people without trying to score cheap political points against one another.
“It is not a point scoring exercise, it is not personal, it is not an organised labour platform. It is not a 'my religion' or 'my tribe is better than your tribe' matter. All our blood is red, all of us bleed, all of us feel pain.
“So I, Innocent Idibia, am a living example of a Nigerian who owes their success to Nigerians of every tribe and religion. No one asked what tribe or religion I was before supporting me and I'm grateful.”
The protest march is supported by Enough is Enough Nigeria (EIE) and will begin at the National Stadium, Surulere, by 8am and will end at National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos.
2face had last week announced his intention to join the protest against the obnoxious policies of the government but has received criticism by some Nigerians while many have signified their intention to join the protest.