Why I Refused To Join Any Political Party – Femi Kuti

Afrobeat musician, Femi Kuti on Friday opened up on why he refused to join any political party in the country.

Femi explained that he has decided not to be part of any political party that does not have the genuine interest of Nigerians at heart.

He also revealed that he declined an invitation by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

He stated this while clarifying the role he played in the 2012 fuel subsidy protest during ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.

In a series of tweets, he said: “I want to state for clarity and posterity my role in the Ojota protest.

Why I Refused To Join Any Political Party - Femi Kuti

“I was invited for what I and many believed was a genuine cause regarding the cost of fuel.

“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.

“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.”

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