Tuface backs off, cancels anti-govt protest

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Popular artiste, Innocent Idibia, better known as Tuface, has canceled the much-publicised February 6 anti-government protest, citing “security challenges”.

In an Instagram post and a short video via his official handle @official2baba late Saturday, Tuface announced the cancellation of the protest scheduled to hold in Abuja, Lagos and other parts of the country.

He said, “Dear Nigerians, due to security concerns and public safety consideration, I hereby announce the cancellation of the march.”

The planned protest gained traction with several public figures and civil society groups pledging to be part of it on Monday.

Tuface called for nationwide protest against Nigeria’s worsening economic crisis that has seen costs of goods and services skyrocket, with many families struggling to survive.

But police warned against the protest after initially promising to provide security.

Police authorities said on Friday they had “credible intelligence” that other groups were planning a counter protests on the same day and at the same venues, saying the event could turn violent.

Later, a group, I stand with Buhari, announced pro-Buhari campaigns on Monday and Tuesday.


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  • Bright Henry

    I think say u no they fear

    • Okay

      There will be protests against this govt sooner or later.Massive one.Watch out!!!

      • paul irumundomon

        Just a question of good time

      • dele20

        Mumu

    • Iskacountryman

      dont mind the two faced idiot…he chop money from akpabio…now he wan make yanga…

  • Kickboxer

    Look at the face of the problem with Nigeria. Men with weak mindset.

    • Michael

      Men like Tuface. Pathetic nation of cowards

      • Simbiat Oluwayemi Haruna

        Why don’t you lead the protest then?? Since you are the bravest of them all??

        • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

          lol..

    • AryLoyds

      Protest or no protest Buhari is going back to Daura one way or the other !

    • Man_Enough

      2 face has not stopped you from going ahead to kick and box. To the brave belongs leadership.

  • Otile

    It is a shame that only pro Buhari rallies are allowed nowadays. Democracy my foot.

    • PolyGon2013

      Nobody allows them. Once pro-Buhari was announced, 2face chickened out.

      • paul irumundomon

        The political backward police and the fake dss and sss, have done a good job for their confused clueless master.

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Bruv, the police should have stopped the other planned protests after the initial approval given to 2Baba, not warn him to cancel it.

        We may not agree with hypocrisy of 2Baba here, but we shouldn’t support the greater hypocrisy of the police.

        We all owe a duty to condemn what’s wrong for what it is.

        • Julius

          My take is that the government should have let him do his protest. Ignore his hypocritical nonsense. As long as he obtained the permit , give him police for security and stop this drama.

    • AryLoyds

      Protest or no protest Buhari is going back to Daura one way or the other !!

      • Julius

        I’m sure you will lead the charge !

  • PolyGon2013

    2face is a coward.

    • CeeCee1818

      He must’ve gotten death threats.

      • PolyGon2013

        Brave people get death threat everyday, but they still carry on. He should not have bailed out.

      • musa aliyu

        See why it’s cancelled.
        JUST BEFORE YOU JOIN THE SENSELESS PROTEST, NOTE THAT!

        Godswill Akpabio bankrolled the posh wedding of 2face Idibia in Dubai and also gave him 2 SUVs.

        The Governor sponsored 29 people from Akwa Ibom state to accompany 2face to UAE for his wedding all from Akwa Ibom state treasury.

        David Mark, the then PDP Senate President also bought 2face a Ferrari worth 47 Million naira. He benefited a lots of corrupt money from PDP, now the cheap money has ceased!

        If he wants to lead a protest against the APC Federal Government, this is why!

        He is a PDP SYMPATHISER! So Never be part of it.

        Nigerians are just patient but not fools. When the time is ripe there will be no hiding place at all for the looters, greedy and corrupt politicians.

        #NoToSenselessProtest

    • KUNLE

      HE IS NOT A COWARD , IS ONLY TRYING TO TEST HIS CURRENT POPULARITY LEVEL.

      • PolyGon2013

        I think he is a coward. He got the support of many people and bailed out at the end.

      • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

        lol. true

    • Ali

      Go on and organize your own protest Mr. Brave

  • Powerlessconscious

    Hahah. Too much drama in this country. Our nollyhood can never lack story lines for their movies.

  • aca

    I didn’t blame him I need safety, if he disregard d security threats and anything happens or fighting between rivals groups occurs 2face can easily be arrested and charged by security forces and this is what he want to avoid

  • KUNLE

    God saved your head

  • paul irumundomon

    When those who now see the type of democracy, in play under buhari, kudos. 2face is a coward, to speak the least. An African American, against all odds, gave blacks freedom, in America, 2face again shame on you.
    Buhari from his sick bed or his vacations, whether the first or later are both correct, because there is never truth this days, from presidency and also from the president.
    Where did the opposition party went, I saw and witnessed, how apc as a party and majority of their supporters, spent millions, at ojota in lagos, to stop jonathan , from increasing the price of petrol, that they have increased, with death threats, should anyone disagree.
    This was the party and leadership, welcomed with open and warn hands of Nigerians (plus bad belle).
    Those unemployed youths, who write, in supports, of a governmemt. Who with long arm, see no end in sight, to correct, what they have done in two years, with no sign of positive improvement, kudos to you all too.
    In 2012, what buhari said: kare jini, biri jini (Hausa for ‘the dog and the baboon will be soaked in blood’) (we dont know, who is dog snd who are baboons). I hope buhari did not repeat this statement again to frighten those who wanted to protest.
    NIGERIANS SHOUKD READ THIS
    A federal judge in Seattle on Friday temporarily invalidated Trump’s ban on travel to the U.S. from seven primarily Muslim nations. The Justice Department on Saturday night alerted a court in Washington state that it’s appealing the judge’s ruling.
    YOUR SUPREME COURT JUSTICES, DON’T POSSESS HALF OF THIS POWER. THIS ORDER, IS AGAINST THE MOST POWER PRESIDENT ON THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH.
    Nigerians can’t even have enough food today, and the police, the cabals and apc members, won’t allow peaceful protest, and you all call this crazy mess, a democracy!

  • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

    huh? is this for real or a movie script? well actors become musicians as musicians become actors these days. What else is new.

  • Time stoey.

    Government should have allowed the protest at least pure water vendors and gala could have made market that day. I was so amazed by some of Nigerian that relied on man with two face to save them, after all buhari had only one face.

  • Man_Enough

    Thank goodness, wise counsel prevailed. They were all waiting for 2-face to ignite the fire. 2-Face is one person. I hope the rest will go ahead without him.

    • Say the truth

      Are you afraid? Not man enough.

      • Man_Enough

        I don’t fight the fight of blame.

  • Say the truth

    Whether you believe it or not this government is anti democratic in nature and intent. HOW protest did people stage against Jonathan and the man held his cool? APC and Buhari are cancerworm.

  • Unstopable

    Guys lets get something straight;- is this really about Tu-face being a coward or not? Where are the so-called pro democracy groups we have in Nigeria? where is NLC the supposedly largest group of workers union in the land? Where are the opposition parties in Nigeria? (Is this how PDP wants to wrestle power from APC come 2019….ooh thru same old way of concentrating on developing a more sophisticated rigging machinery than Tinubu/APC applied in 2015) Where are the grassroot Nigerians who feels worst economic hardship than Tu-face & his family?
    I’m sure Tu-face is not hungry, he was only trying to stand in the gap as a sacrificial lamb for the down trodden Nigerians. But his FAITH in God & Human courage did not sustain him, hence he backed out.
    Thus pls STOP tongue lashing this guy Tu-face, If Nigerians unlike their African brothers; Egyptians, Tunisians, Gambians etc cannot protest against a govt that is forcing STONE down their throats, then let it be.
    And please allow Tu-face to enjoy his money.It would have been better & more dogged for NLC leaders to conduct a national wide protects than singling out an individual to do that (as in the case of Biafran Kanu) who can easily be picked up & other Nigerians will abandon him (Hurray….!!! to your tents oh…Israel)

  • Olanrewaju Raphael

    Funny people as Nigeria be now no body want die especially those who are rich even the poorest self don’t want to die hmmm. only God can help us they know what they are doing they are only playing us. let wait for the right and do not judge…

  • Elabor Otaru

    Dont start what you cant finish.. Tuface u try.. please where is NLC that is suppose to be fighting for the masses? what kind of country is this? Nigeria is made up of monkeys and baboons..

    • Soulman

      Is NLC a person? So far you are working, you are part of NLC. So who is the NLac you expect to go and protest while you, the strength of NLC will sit back. So easy to send another person’s child on midnight errand while you protect yours under the cover. Don’t expect any protest if you yourself will.not be there, period!

  • musa aliyu

    JUST BEFORE YOU JOIN THE SENSELESS PROTEST, NOTE THAT!

    Godswill Akpabio bankrolled the posh wedding of 2face Idibia in Dubai and also gave him 2 SUVs.

    The Governor sponsored 29 people from Akwa Ibom state to accompany 2face to UAE for his wedding all from Akwa Ibom state treasury.

    David Mark, the then PDP Senate President also bought 2face a Ferrari worth 47 Million naira. He benefited a lots of corrupt money from PDP, now the cheap money has ceased!

    If he wants to lead a protest against the APC Federal Government, this is why!

    He is a PDP SYMPATHISER! So Never be part of it.

    Nigerians are just patient but not fools. When the time is ripe there will be no hiding place at all for the looters, greedy and corrupt politicians.

    #NoToSenselessProtest

    • Saymo

      Buhari admitted to receiving two armored jeeps from the proceeds of Dasukigate, close allies and associated also refunded large sums of money to the treasury purportedly the proceeds of corruption. You and me know that there is more to this than what meets the eye.
      Since this government assumes power, many children of influential cronies were employed through the backdoor in the guise of replacement and other unwholesome dealings.
      You are also aware, like other discerning Nigerians that Adams Oshiomole bankrolled the 2015 presidential elections with public funds.
      Now, the decision by Tuface to suspend this protest was reached under duress, just like the organized labour has been placed under the rule of thumb, by divide and rule tactics spearheaded by Ngige.
      I don’t have the time to enumerate why Nigerians are crying, but one thing is sure, me and you know that we lack the balls to resist and protest bad policies. An ancient sage wrote “Plan for what is difficult while it is easy, do what is great while it is small…….For this reason sages never do what is great, and this is why they can achieve that greatness!”

  • Nkem

    Disappointing but understandable. Nigerians don’t have a history of rallying behind their dissidents, so aspiring revolutionaries would think twice about sticking their necks out long enough to have it threatened by the executioner. I am sure that if the guy was convinced that those egging him on now would not scamper for safety the moment he is clamped into detention, perhaps he would have stuck to his guns.

    • Julius

      Baba Fela did it several ttimes thou he was also threatened !.

  • Obosi Warrior

    Nigeria!
    We think say no for mouth? Life too sweet for this country. Nobody wants to be the sacrificial lamb. 2face may have had a dream, but it takes a strong mind to live the dream. He doesn’t have that strength. Fela sing am for song, “my people dey fear too much…. I know wan die, my papa dey for house, I know wan kpai…”

    Gone are the days of Gani, Falana, and co. Even me ma, I no fit spearhead any rally or demonstration for this country, abegi! I no blame the guy jare!

  • Anasieze Donatus

    All your evil wish against P.M.B Government is crumbling right in your face and it is leading your to frustration which will end up in hear attack and Nigeria will still be. NLC protest failed, Tuface Indian-hemp inspired protest died on arrival.A man who did not protest against Music Piracy that is affecting his business and did not protest against the massive corruption in his home state did not look to me as a man will balls to lead any other form of protest.He was given the go ahead by the Vice President and the Police but you cant protest over nothing.

  • Unfortunate.

  • dele20

    This APC led administration is really working great

  • dele20

    Pdpigs is dead no matter all the devilish strategy planned

  • thusspokez

    Tuface Doubleface backs off, cancels anti-govt protest

    DoubleFace never intended to carry out the match for a start.

    For those of you who are familiar with the conducts of celebrities in the West, you would immediate recognize the pattern here. These celebrities in music and movie business, on the advice of their managers and public relation people,would often make controversial comments and do things to get in the news and on social media.

    All publicity is good publicity — as they say, and we can see, that TuFace got his publicity alright! He made people like me, who have never heard of him, now know him.

    For example, because of FOMO ( or Fear Of Missing Out), I went on Youtube to check out the dude and his music; and one particular lyric caught my attention.

    Oh Papa
    Why do people keep saying what
    they don´t really mean.
    Like when they tell you say I´m sorry,
    they only really want you
    to forget (forget forget).
    Making empty promises
    that they cannot fulfill.

  • Julius

    My point exactly. It seems to me that once people got into the government, they loose their sense of reasoning and thinking. It happens all over the world bro. Bureaucrats are a bunch of funny folks. They will find a way to mess things up even when they mean well.