By Concise News Correspondents
Ace Nigerian singer Innocent Idibia, popularly known as Tubaba (Tuface), has called off his planned protest tagged ”One Voice”.
The controversial protest was planned to hold on Monday in Lagos and Abuja.
The hip hop artiste announced the cancellation in a video early Sunday morning.
Tubaba who used to be popularly called Tuface, explained that the protest was under threat of hijack by other interest groups.
Full text of his announcement follows:
”Dear Nigerians, after due consultations, it has become clear that the one voice protest scheduled to hold in Lagos and Abuja on Monday, February 6 is under serious threat of hijack by interests not aligned with our ideals.
”The point I am intent on making is not worth the life of any Nigerian. It is motivated by the need to negotiate a better deal for the ordinary Nigerian.
”I therefore announce the cancellation of the planned protest.
“We would share further information in due course. We appreciate the massive support .
“I am convinced our voices have been heard.
”May God bless you all, may God bless Nigeria.”
The Police High Command had pleaded with the musician and others to shelve their planned protests against the Buhari administration, in the interest of peace and public order.
The police said in a statement that they were in possession of ‘credible intelligence’ that some other groups are planning a counter protest.
According to the security outfit, the said groups have fixed February 5 and 6 for their own protest, which are the days the Tu Face group has also planned to hold protests in some parts of the country.
“If these various planned protests/ demonstrations are held as scheduled, that there may be breakdown of law and order, with attendant loss of lives and property”. the police said in the statement signed by CSP Jimoh Moshood.