Governor Nyesom Wike had through his Commissioner of Information, Paulinus Nsirim, announced that defaulters will be arrested and prosecuted.
The announcement didn’t sit well with Tacha who had flown into the state to lead an EndSARS protest.
She ranted on Twitter:
“With all Due respect your Excellency, you are a lawyer and I believe you know better, this is a DEMOCRACY SYSTEM and Rivers State belongs to all the Daughters and Sons of the state. It is our RIGHT TO PEACEFULLY PROTEST AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY. Every CITIZEN has a RIGHT to PEACEFULLY PROTEST.
“Gov. Wike, we flew into this state today to FIGHT FOR A BETTER NIGERIA! TO WALK THE WALK! TO FIGHT FOR A BETTER TODAY AND TOMORROW!! Why should we be DEPRIVED OUR RIGHT!! why.
Tacha later announced that the protest has been cancelled.
— TACHA????? (@Symply_Tacha) October 13, 2020