Who are you to prevent any individual from exercising their constitutional right to move & assemble peacefully?! Falz response to Governor N. E. Wike
In response to the EndSARS protest scheduled today 13th Octobre, 2020, the Governor of the River State issued a statement via twitter using the handle Gov N. E. Wike information that:
The Rivers State Government hereby wish to inform the general public that all forms of protests have been banned throughout the State. Therefore, all proposed protests under #EndSars Campaign are hereby prohibited.
Later after the tweet, the Nigerian rapper and musician Falz responded to the tweet that:
Who are you to prevent any individual from exercising their constitutional right to move & assemble peacefully?!
Following the tweet thread, there are a lot o responses to the Gov N. E. Wike tweet. However, the Governor entrested all parents not to allow their children to join the protest and to stay home.
Parents and Guardians are therefore advised to ensure that their children or wards do not violate this order. Law enforcement agencies are also directed to ensure that the ban is enforced and that violators are brought to book. Paulinus Nsirim Commissioner for Information
Gov N. E. Wike later stated his reason with this tweet:
Government took this decision because the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had already scrapped the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. Therefore, there is no need for any form of protest against a Unit of the Police Force that no longer exists.