The 2face Idibia led protest is aiming to be a big event. Here are five things to expect from it.
2face's move has proven to be quite popular and controversial at the same time. Despite some people voicing their criticism of the protest, Nigerians have shown their support to 2face Idibia.
"We the people of this country not living under the privileges of government allowances and remuneration have now accepted to take the bull by the horn to come out and protest this obnoxious and baseless policies and excuses of the government of the day.
“There’s need for Nigerians to rise against what is happening in this country having waited patiently for the legislatures that were elected to represent the people all to no avail" wrote 2face Idibia on his Instagram profile on January 25, 2017.
Despite the Nigerian Police Force trying to stop the protest it will still go on as planned. The venue for the protest is the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
Here are five things to expect at the protest
Anti-Federal Government sentiments are very high right now because of the high cost of living, the weakened Naira and economic recession. Many Nigerians who voted for the Buhari led government during the last general elections are beginning to wonder if this is the change they waited for. It won't be much of a surprise therefore if a lot of people than expected turn up at the protest to voice their frustrations.
Some of Nigerian celebrities have announced that they are standing with 2face Idibia and come out to the protest. On the D-day they will be present and it is almost a certainty that they would be more than eager to talk about the state of the nation and the government.
The ever controversial Governor of Ekiti state, Ayo Fayose has lent his support to the 2face led protest. Fayose who has been a vocal critic of the Federal Government might just show up and continue his narrative of hitting the government hard.
The Nigerian Police Force isn't too enthusiastic about the planned protest. It is more than likely that the men in black will be out in their numbers to oversee the proceedings.
This protest has generated a lot of buzz even in the international press. At the end of the day, there is a high chance that the protest could transform into an organized and concrete movement against the Federal Government.