- Musician Femi Kuti has cleared his name regarding the recent Ojota protest in Lagos
- The music icon noted that he had only joined the protest because he thought it was a genuine cause to protest the cost of fuel
- Kuti, however, stated that he backed out after discovering that the protest was politically motivated
- According to the respected artist, he has and will never be a part of a political party that does not have the interest of the people at heart
Veteran Nigerian musician Femi Anikulapo-Kuti has taken to social media to clear his name as it regards the recent protest which was held at the Ojota area of Lagos state.
A group of individuals had hit the street to protest the recent increase in the price of fuel.
According to the veteran music star, he was invited to join the protest and he did so because he thought they were all about a genuine cause as it concerns the recent hike in fuel price.
Addressing the issue on his official Twitter page, the music icon said: "I want to state for clarity and posterity my role in the Ojota protest. I was invited for what I and many believed was a genuine cause regarding the cost of fuel."
Kuti, however, explained that he pulled out of the protest immediately he found out that it was politically driven.
He said: "As soon as I found out it was politically motivated I pulled out. I got a lot of backlash at the time but stood my ground."
In a different post, Kuti made it clear that he has never been a part of any political party that does not have the best interest of the Nigerian people at heart.
He said: "For the record, I have NEVER and will NEVER affiliate with any political party that I don’t feel has the genuine interest of the people of Nigeria at heart. Even when the VP approached me to join APC, I blatantly refused as I also refused to join PDP or any other political party."
See his tweets below:
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Some of his fans were seen reacting in the comment section.
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Meanwhile, a lot of Nigerians are not happy with the recent increase in fuel price by the federal government.
In a poll conducted by Legit.ng on Thursday, September 3, 47.6% of the respondents said they are frustrated over the price hike, 35.9% were angry over the development.
Another 11.2% of respondents said they will adjust to the new realities while 5.3% of the respondents held the opinion that the hike was caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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