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VIDEO: I never called Peter Obi’s supporters zombies — Femi Kuti

Legendary Nigerian saxophonist and afrobeat singer, Femi has cleared the air over a statement he made about the supporters of the Labour Party’s presidential candidate,…

Legendary Nigerian saxophonist and afrobeat singer, Femi has cleared the air over a statement he made about the supporters of the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi. The LP’s presidential candidate’s supporters identify themselves as ‘Obidient’.

The five-time Grammy award-nominated instrumentalist in a lengthy video stated explicitly that he never referred to Obi’s supporters as zombies contrary to news making the rounds, especially on social media.

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He further explained that the bone of contention he had with the presidential candidate’s supporters is the name they call themselves, Obidient.

According to the Bang Bang singer, his family has faced so much in the hands of various Nigerian governments to be ‘obidient’. He further stated that he has never supported any political party or candidate.

Kuti said, “I have seen insults directed to me and my family as well as the threat that they will burn the Shrine because they feel I said that Peter Obi’s supporters are zombies.

“First let’s be clear; what did I say? I said that I am too angry and sad, and depressed to be Obedient. I said that how can anybody come up with that term? How can you be Obedient, how? I don’t see it. How can you be Obedient in this country; we have had the EndSARS, killings, my grandmother was killed, my father’s house was burnt, the oppression of my family, and I am supposed to be obedient.

“Do you know the meaning of obedient? It means if they tell you to sit down, you will sit down and when tell you to stand up you will stand up. It means you are an obedient person. I cannot be obedient.

The saxophonist continued, “I went on to say that Obi himself was friends with Atiku and he went on to be Atiku’s vice-president. So, if he was Atiku’s vice-president during they are pals. If they had won the last election they would have been pals hugging each other now.

“Did I call Peter Obi’s supporters zombies? It means I would have said that ‘all Peter Obi’s supporters are zombies’. Did I say that? No.”

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