Innocent Idibia, AKA 2Face has canceled his planned protest tagged “One Voice“.
The controversial protest was planned to hold on Monday in Lagos and Abuja,
According to the Nation, the hip-hop artist announced the cancellation in a video early Sunday morning.
2Face explained that the protest was under threat of hijack by other interest groups.
Below is part of his video message that greeted the cancellation.
“Dear Nigerians, 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,” 2Face announced.
The Police force headquarters had issued a veiled threat to 2Face and his fans to shelve the planned protest.
“If these various demonstrations are held as scheduled, there may be a breakdown of law and order.
“The police will have to employ every possible legal means to maintain law and order.
“Parents are strongly advised to prevail on their children not to allow themselves to be used by any group.”
However, sources privy to the planned protests said 2Face was threatened by the Buhari led administration to shelve the protest.