Friday, February 3, 2017

2face protest: Presidency cannot prevent Nigerians from protesting - VP Osinbajo

The Nigerian Presidency has said it will not prevent people from registering their displeasure with the state of the nation through peaceful protests.

Vice President Yemi Osibanjo said this in a statement through his media aide, Laolu Akande.

"This administration will not prevent Nigerians from expressing themselves in peaceful protests, it's a fundamental right of the people," Akande tweeted on Friday.

"No govt has ever laid out the kind of Social Investment Prog, the Buhari govt is now running across the nation, that will touch millions," he added.

He was reacting to Lagos police commissioner Fatai Owoseni's comment on Thursday that they would not allow an anti-government protest planned in Lagos by music star 2Baba.

“We know that 2Face does not have the capacity to contain such a crowd and we will not fold our hands and watch while things go out of hand,” Owoseni said.

In a video posted on his Facebook account Tuesday, 2Face urged Nigerians to come out in a “peaceful and articulate manner” for the march.

“The need for urgent solutions to the challenges facing Nigerians has become very clear,” he said in the video.

“Things are not getting better for the majority, we are still where we are, poor and desperate. I will no longer be quiet.”

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