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Entertainment of Wednesday, 8 February 2023


Peter Obi is an opportunist; he can't deliver Nigeria - Seun Kuti

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Controversial afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti opines that Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) “cannot save the country’’.

Kuti made the comment in an interview with the online platform Mic On podcast hosted by Channels TV’s Seun Okinbaloye.

He noted that only Nigerians can save their country.

The posture of the singer aligns with that of like colleague Brymo who has been ope about his stands on Mr Obi’s presidential ambition.

Seun Kuti, has noted that the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, “cannot save the country’’.

Sharing his opinion on the effects the fuel and currency crisis will have on the 2023 elections, the singer noted that only a president who has dedicated his life to the country could save it.

According to Mr Kuti, the last son of late Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the person would have gone to every Local Government and had his structure.

“Even if Sowore wins, who is my perfect friend? How will he operate in PDP and APC-controlled states, or PDP and APC-controlled senate and house of reps? How is he going to run this country the way that he feels that he should run it for the betterment of the majority of the people?

“He is my friend. Of all the candidates, he is the one I prefer. But no president can save Nigeria,” he said.

Seun further described the former Anambra governor as the internet’s favourite.

He noted that even if he won, Mr Obi might not achieve much as he didn’t have the time to prepare a plan to govern the country.

He said, “He hasn’t had the time because he started too late. You can’t be telling me that just because you lost PDP primaries 18 months before the election, you suddenly started a movement, and you have a plan for the country.

“No, that’s opportunism. And it’s not an opportunist that will deliver Nigeria—not jumping on Labour Party. The Labour Party has a socialist structure. Peter Obi is a capitalist. Where are they going?”