Ojota protest: I pulled out as soon as I discovered it was politically motivated, says Femi Kuti

Ojota protest: I pulled out as soon as I discovered it was politically motivated, says Femi Kuti

- 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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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