Afrobeat musician, Femi Kuti has admitted that politics and the state of the nation were part of the conversations he had with the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, during their meeting.
Naija News reports that Peter Obi visited Femi Kuti during the week after he became the target of internet trolls over a statement on being obedient in present-day Nigeria.
Kuti received backlash from supporters of LP presidential candidate, following his statement.
Although, the iconic singer later clarified his comments by referring to supporters of the LP candidate as zombies. However, Obi cautioned his followers to stop heckling the singer, and later visited Kuti.
Speaking about the meeting, Kuti disclosed that though he would not like to discuss the details of his meeting because it was a private one, admitting that they discussed politics and the state of the nation.
What I Discussed With Peter Obi- Femi Kuti Reveals
He said, “I really don’t want to talk about what I discussed with Peter Obi. The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, also visited me and I did not reveal what we discussed. Some people even said Osinbajo gave me money. And, I told him to tell the world if he indeed he gave me money, and he said he did not. Even at that, some people chose not to believe us. That shows that some people already have their minds made up regardless of the facts on the ground.
“If I tell you about my discussion with Obi, I feel that will not be right. But, if he comes out to say something different from what actually transpired, I would then have to talk, at least to set the records straight. However, I can give you the periphery of our discussion. We talked about how bad Nigeria is, and I gave him some ideas on what I felt needed to be done to put the country on the right path of development.
“He also mentioned that campaigns should not involve threats, and he said that was why he came to apologise to me for the actions of some of his followers who threatened and abused me on social media.”
The Backlash Over Obidents Statment Didn’t Move Me
Kuti, however, maintained that he was not moved by the backlash he got over his statement. He said, “I cannot be forced to support anyone. A candidate can even caution their fans against doing certain things, but not all of them will listen. If I want to campaign for a certain person, I will give my reasons for doing that. “I have spoken against many politicians in the past, including Bola Tinubu (presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress) and Atiku Abubakar (the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party).”
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