The converner of #DefendLagos , Alabi Oladimeji , says the group has suspended its counter- protest expected to hold at the #Lekkitollgate today (Saturday ) .

He made this known at a press conference hosted on his Facebook page , noting that the suspension was necessitated by the assurances of the federal and state governments that no protest would be allowed to hold.

Oladimeji , however, warned that #DefendLagos would organise a “huge” protest if the security operatives allowed the #OccupyLekkiTollgate campaigners to hold their planned protest .

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

“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 .”

He explained that though depressing , the plan to protest was never for personal benefits but to ensure that no destruction occurred in Lagos State .

“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 .

The #DefendLagos campaigner also urged the governments to arrest anyone that contravened the directives stopping protests in the state .

“ If they come out to protest and the government allows that , it means that we can also protest . We trust the governments. The state and FG have banned any protests in Lagos . If they come out and the government did not arrest them , it means that the government has failed us,” he said.

The Federal Government and the police had earlier warned youths who planned to protest at the Lekki tollgate on Saturday ( today) to have a rethink and shelve the protests .

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