Multi-award winning Nigerian Afrobeat musician, singer and songwriter Lagbaja has advised Nigerians on the coming 2015 presidential elections.
The 1960-Lagos-state-born musician, who is a Baptist by upbringing, has made some remarks about the President Goodluck Jonathan administration and the coming elections. The Globacom ambassador, popular for his masked-face, has declared that he is ready to exercise his voting rights, unlike some celebrities who have made it known that they won't vote.
Lagbaja, who has received his Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) after waiting a long time, claimed that the president, who is seeking re-election, does not have the ability to rule the country. He also said that some forces may have pushed President Goodluck Jonathan to seek re-election, since the president was quoted as saying he did not plan to run for a second term.
The singer said that he "knows that President Jonathan cannot do this job". In his own words:
“He (Jonathan) really wants to leave now, he does not want a second term, but he cannot say that publicly. He is a hostage of the people pushing him because of them, he cannot simply walk away. So, he has to play along by campaigning for re-election. He really needs your help so that he can leave with dignity, help him by voting him out. Vote Buhari/Osinbajo on February 14.”
In a recent video titled: “For the love of Country”, Mike Ezuruonye, Ini Edo, Yemi Blaq, Omoni Oboli and other top Nollywood stars showed their support for President Jonathan’s transformation agenda.