"Dear Nigerians, after due consultations, it has become clear that the #OneNigeria protest scheduled to hold in Lagos and Abuja on Monday the 6th of February is under serious threat of hijack by interests not aligned with our ideals," the multiple award winning musician said.
"The point I am intent on making is not worth the life of any Nigerian. It is, in fact, motivated by the need to demand a better deal for the ordinary Nigerian.
"I therefore announce the cancellation of the planned protest. We'll share further information in due course," he added.
Reacting, however via a series of tweets on Sunday morning, Mrs. Ezekwesili, one of the leaders of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign group, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to allow Nigerians cry out their pains.
On her verified twitter handle, @Obyezeks, she tweeted, "Mr. Pres @MBuhari Mr. VP @ProfOsinbajo Allow the people of your Land CRY OUT their pain on Monday. LISTEN, EMPATHIZE & RETHINK POLICIES."
"Mr. Pres @MBuhari Mr. VP @ProfOsinbajo Your Govt CANNOT SECURE YOUR CITIZENS THAT WANT TO GATHER AND SPEAK THEIR PAIN TO YOU? Haba. Haba," Mrs. Ezekwesili said.
"Mr. Pres @MBuhari Mr. VP @ProfOsinbajo The people of your Land are CRYING OUT in PAIN. Ask God for WISDOM to GIVE THEM A GOOD ANSWER," she added.
"Mr. Pres @MBuhari Mr. VP @ProfOsinbajo When the people of your Land CRY OUT in PAIN saying, "Lighten our yoke", you listen NOT REPRESS," she wrote.