Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has come under attack for placing a ban on protests in the State.
Recall that Wike in a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Communications in the State, on Monday banned the End SARS 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, Nigerians on Social media who vowed to continue their protest in Port Harcourt, maintained that Wike had no constitutional right to ban protest.
Some comments gathered on Twitter:
@iderey, “What kind of maniacal ego will make you see Nigerians protesting #SARSMUSTEND for days and decide that you are the one to ban them?”
@Nedunaija, “They said Wike is a lawyer. Must have ranked amongst the last 3 in all his classes. Crude. Zero civility.”
@Bolanldcole, “Dear Barrister Governor Wike! You don’t have the power to stop a peaceful protest according to Section 40 CFRN 1999 as amended. Thank God you are a lawyer who graduated from law school. You cannot bully the people to submission.”
@Edidong_ “Wike has always been a dictator at heart, a borderline psychopath. Said this before and I say it again.
@Ayobankole, “Nyesom Wike is the biggest shocker of a disgrace and nuisance of a leader since this #SARSMUSTEND movement started. Imagine the nerve in that “order”. Such God complex. Man needs a brain surgery.”