Deji Adeyanju, convener of Concerned Nigerians, and singer, Folarin Falana, aka Falz, have condemned the ban on a peaceful protest by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State.
Recall that Wike in a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Communications in the State, on Monday banned the EndSARS protest which is to take place, today, Tuesday, October 13, 2020.
According to him, the decision to ban the proposed protest follows the scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad by the Inspector General of Police.
But reacting, Adeyanju said public officers cannot determine citizen’s right.
He tweeted, “Nobody can ban protest in any state or in any part of Nigeria.
“Public officials don’t get to determine citizens’ rights. #SARSMUSTEND.”
Also, Falz wrote, “Who are you to prevent any individual from exercising their constitutional right to move and assemble peacefully?”