Godswill Akpabio, senate minority leader, has denied sponsorship of the proposed nationwide protest to be led by Innocent ‘2baba’ Idibia.
Popular Nigerian musician, 2baba, had expressed his readiness to bring Nigerians together to demand answers from the government over different issues in the country.
The protest is “a call for nationwide protests as we say no to the Executive, no to legislatures, no to judiciary,” 2baba had said.
In the wake of reports that he was the brain behind the upcoming protest, the former governor of Akwa Ibom has denied any form of involvement.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain said it was “idiotic and senseless” for him to sponsor a protest against the same arm of government that he is serving as a leader.
In a statement released by Anietie Ekong, his spokesperson, Akpabio said he knows nothing about the planned protest.
The senator said he had not been in contact with the musician for many years.
“Is it not idiotic and senseless for anyone to imagine that Senator Akpabio will sponsor a protest against the same arm of government that he is serving as a leader.
“As the Minority Leader, Senator Akpabio has consistently maintained that Nigerians should put aside their differences and support every effort that will pull the country out of the present recession. Much as he believes in the right of every Nigerian to express himself, he does not think that mass protest is the solution.
“The mischievous attempt to drag the name of Senator Akpabio into the planned protest should be discountenanced as the handiwork of political jobbers,” the statement said in part.
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