Genevieve Nnaji slams Gov Nyesom Wike of Rivers state for banning #EndSars protest

Written by on October 13, 2020

Superstar actress Genevieve Nnaji who is one of the many celebrities to have spoken out against police brutality in Nigeria has slammed Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State after the latter barred residents of the state from staging an #EndSARS protest.

In a statement released last night by his Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, the governor said the proposed protest in the state is prohibited.


According to Wike, there was no need for a protest considering the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had disbanded the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force.

“The Rivers State Government hereby wishes 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,” he tweeted.



Reacting to the ban by Wike, the “Lionheart” actress fired back at the governor saying that he chose to be a dictator when he could have chose to be any kind of leader.

She queried him further by asking if he has children. She wrote:


”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’.’

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