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#DefendLagos retreats, announces suspension of #OccupyLekkiTollGate counter-protests


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The #DefendLagos protesters have retreated from their proposed counter-protest against the #OccupyLekkiTollGate billed for February 13.

In a Facebook statement released on Saturday,  the initiator of #DefendLagos, Alabi Oladimeji, said the protest wall called off due to respect for the state and federal governments.

“No protest from #DefendLagos on Saturday (today). We are simultaneously respecting the state and federal governments,” he said

“I am proud to announce that for the main time, we will be pending this protest due to the law of the Federal and state governments. We are law-abiding and good citizens, definitely, we should not be the ones seen disobeying any law.

“In respect of the President, Muhammadu Buhari, and Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. I am now announcing that anyone involved in #DefendLagos initiated by me should with immediate effect pend the protest. We are not going to hold any protest again on Saturday (today).

“If Lagos and FG fail us, we will come out huge and protest on Monday.”

“It is depressing news for me because we have invested personal resources to produce banners, posters among others on this. But this is not an avenue for us to make money like those in the OccupyLagos,” he added.