By Concise News Correspondents
Popular Nigerian singer, Innocent Idibia, also known as Tuface, has said he is still in support of the protests taking place in Abuja and Lagos State, despite calling off the rallies.
The award-winning musician told Channels Television on Monday that he had only backed out for security reasons.
“I don’t have the sole franchise to protest so I’m still in support of them, I think its within their rights.
“I can’t tell anybody not to stand for what they believe in. For me, there were a whole lot of things I put into consideration. I noticed a whole lot of people were trying to hijack the process.
“I only decided to back out of the physical protest due to security reasons but it’s not as if I’m not still standing by the things I said or the things I believe about governance in Nigeria for a long time now.
“I want to make it clear, I was not arrested by the DSS, I am free, I am good, nobody intimated me, nobody harassed me, nobody paid me to start it in the first place and nobody paid me to stop it.
“I didn’t stop the protest I only stopped the physical convergence”.
The widely celebrated singer had announced that he would lead a movement “One Voice Nigeria” to protest against the Federal Government over the country’s economic recession among other issues affecting the most populous black nation in the world.
He had fixed February 6, 2017, for the demos.