Seun Kuti Responds To Threat To Shut Down Afrika Shrine Over Proposed #ENDSARS Meeting
Seun Kuti says the Nigerian government has threatened to shut down the Afrika Shrine over a scheduled #EndSars movement meeting.
The Nigerian singer in a post shared via Instagram on Monday, November 16, 2020, claims the government called his older sister, Yeni Kuti, and threatened to close the shrine should he go ahead with said meeting.
“So yesterday the government called my eldest sister @yeniakuti and threatened to close the shrine if I hold my event there tmr and also sent a letter to back it up.
I respect my families decision not to hold the event as is but I will still go ahead with all the other organizations to launch THE MOVEMENT OF THE PEOPLE tomorrow and start our political resistance to the tyranny of this oppressive regime.
Slide left and you will see the flier. This is a meeting, just a meeting of organizations and they are basically banning the right of association.
Why are they afraid of the people organising? What is democratic about this act? The last time we tried to launch the government quickly called curfew and this time they have used threat but you can’t stop the will of the people. #getthesax#liberationgeneration #wenodoagain#endoppression.”
Son of the late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Seun has been very vocal on social media about socio-economic issues, Nigerian government and corruption.