Following President Muhammadu Buhari submission of his Ministerial nominees, Nigeria Afrobeat musician, Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti, who is also the first born of legendary music icon, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, has blasted the President, saying he has deceived Nigerians.
Speaking to journalists at the Afrika Shrine in Ikeja, Lagos, the music maestro who was furious with the President, questioned the credibility of Buhari’s ministerial nominees.
The Grammy award nominee pointed out that President Goodluck Jonathan, is one of the least corrupt Nigerian leader. He went ahead to accuse former President Olusegun Obasanjo of trying to clear his name from the list of corrupt leaders.
“Former governor Fashola, you are here and we are screening you as what? Health? Or agriculture?
“The president should not have put that list forward, he was not prepared, that’s what I see. And everyone has just accepted it like that. Our rights are being abused, because if we knew our rights, people would be saying ‘No, we won’t accept it’.
“This government won the last election because Nigerians were fed up with the corruption of the last government.
“This government promised us that they will fix everything but they got into government and are now asking us to slow down, let us be patient, we need to take our time now.
“This is a government that does not even know what they want except fighting corruption.
“We have discovered that some members of the party are corrupt, how will they fight corruption with corrupt people?
“And when you are talking about corruption, was it just Jonathan’s government that was corrupt? Now, they are making it seem as if Jonathan is the biggest corrupt person in Nigeria.
“We have gone through Gowon’s regime, Gowon still sits in Independence as if he’s a saint and Nigerians have accepted it like that.
“We have gone through Abacha, we have gone through Babangida, we have gone through Obasanjo two times, we have gone through Shonekan, Abubakar and everybody is just making it look as if Jonathan’s six year-government is the most corrupt in Nigeria.
“We see former president Obasanjo there, always hugging our president today as if he was not part and parcel of PDP, as if he was not corrupt in eight years.
“That is an abuse of our intellectual human right as citizens of this country because many of us know this history.
“We need to realise that in 1970, there was a time that the Naira was two naira to one dollar, Nigerians don’t believe that the naira was stronger than the dollar at one time.
“Nigerians don’t believe that it cost only N250 to travel to Europe, but we are paying over $2,000 now to travel. Nigerians don’t believe that tuition fee was N10 at one time because that history is not being taught in our schools.