Seun Kuti: I Was A Fool When Campaigning For Tinubu In 1999

Late Fela Anikulapo’s son, Seun Kuti said he was a fool when he was campaigning for Tinubu in 1999, in his recent outburst.

The son of the renowned singer and activist stated in a recent video that he was inexperienced and young in 1999 when he campaigned for Tinubu.

Additionally, he claimed that his support for Tinubu was motivated by both his father’s friendship with the politician and his desire for the Yoruba nation.

Seun said: “Na me campaign for Tinubu in 1999. Why? Because I knew him with my father. I followed him. I did Yoruba politics. Yoruba would be free from this Nigeria because I was a fool. I was a fool in those days. I was young. I was naive.

“I believed in what I could see. But the more I understood, the more I learn, I didn’t just stay in that position of privilege thinking that yes, I don arrive. I know Tinubu. I can do anything wey I like. While I was there, I continued to study, lead and develop my political consciousness.”

He also stated that he has had no contact with the politician in over ten years.

“And I can guarantee you that Tinubu cannot say he has seen me in almost 10 years. More than 10 years if care is not taken. He cannot tell anybody that I saw Seun here or Seun called me there. And in more than 15 years he would tell you that Seun o ti se political anything pelu wa.

“As soon as I saw that what was happening there was false and selfish, I stepped away. It no longer matches my political consciousness. So, that’s growth and I accept that for everybody.”

Speaking about the upcoming elections, Fela’s son argued that even if Sowore wins, he cannot bring about any significant change in a nation that is controlled by the PDP and the APC.

The Afrobeat singer also labelled Peter Obi an opportunist, which has generated a huge spark across social media.

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