Femi Kuti, son of Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo- Kuti, has said that he didn’t support the present administration during the 2015 general elections because Buhari jailed his father in 1984.
He disclosed that despite the appeal by the Vice- President, Yemi Osinbajo for his support during the last election, he refused outrightly.
He said this while reacting to a fan on twitter who accused him of keeping mute unlike his father when the country is in recession.
The fan @thonynatz said, “The Great one would have done ten albums by now on this callous government.
“You still have strength to sing with this recession you and your clueless brother helped to bring on hapless Nigerians.
“You opened your doors to ”osibande” and your brother tweeted his support for APC and that is why you can’t talk now.
Femi Kuti in his response stressed that he wouldn’t have supported a man who jailed his father.
It was recalled that in 1984, during Buhari’s military regime, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, was arrested and jailed for five years on a charge of currency smuggling which Amnesty International said was politically motivated. He was later released after a year and a half following another change of military regime.
Femi said “Vice President Osinbajo came to ask for my support but I refused, told him there was no way I could support a man who jailed my father.
“Never have I placed my support for any political party or politician.
“Those that come to the Shrine know where I stand.
“Thank God the Vice President is still on seat, ask and confirm, I vehemently said ‘NO’. I can’t forget the beatings, wickedness my father suffered while we were growing up.” Femi emphasised.