Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji has lashed out at Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, for barring residents from staging #EndSARS protests in the state.
The state government released a statement on Monday barring residents from engaging in any peaceful protest. According to the statement, the Federal government has disbanded SARS hence no need for protests. The statement adds that anyone who participates in any protest will be made to face the law.
The Rivers State Government hereby wish to inform the general public that all forms of protests have been banned throughout the State.
— Gov N E Wike Information. (@GovWike) October 12, 2020
Reacting to the news, the movie star took to her Twitter page on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, where she dragged the governor over his declaration.
Genevieve in her post questioned the governor’s style of leadership, likening it to that of a dictator. She then pointed out the fact that he is a father with kids.
The film star also fired shots of warning at Mr. Wike, reminding him that leaders across the country will be held accountable for whatever happens to innocent citizens who join the #EndSARS protest.
“Your mustache says it all. You could have chosen to be any kind of leader you wanted. You chose to be a dictator. Do you have children? That’s a shame. LEADERS WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE for every loss of innocent life in their Nigeria #ENDSARSOPPRESSION #EndSarsNow,” she tweeted.
Your mustache says it all. You could have chosen to be any kind of leader you wanted. You chose to be a dictator. Do you have children? That’s a shame. LEADERS WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE for every loss of innocent life in their State. #ENDSARSOPPRESSION #EndSarsNow https://t.co/cheJ2t5VAr
— Genevieve Nnaji MFR (@GenevieveNnaji1) October 13, 2020
Genevieve Nnaji is one of the many celebrities who have spoken out against police brutality in Nigeria.
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