Popular Nigerian singer, Seun Anikulapo-Kuti has taken to social media to call out Lagos state government, over threat to shut down the New Afrika Shrine.
Seun, the youngest son of famous afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti had scheduled an #Endsars movement meeting to hold at the Afrika shrine, on Tuesday, November 17th, 2020.
However, yesterday the singer shared a screenshot of a letter sent from the Nigerian police force, instructing him to suspend the scheduled #EndSARS meeting.
In reaction to this, Seun Kuti took to Instagram to state that the government may have succeeded in shutting down the gathering but the launch of his resistance group ‘The Movement of The People’ will still hold.
In his words,
“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.
“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.”