Femi Kuti Blasts President Buhari Over Lopsided List Of Ministerial Nominee-Afrobeat King, Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s first son, Femi Kuti has blasted President Muhammadu Buhari over the ministerial nominees presented to the National Assembly, accusing him of deceiving Nigerians in his campaign promises.
He alleged that the presentation of the prospective cabinet Ministers without their real portfolios infringes the right the people of Nigeria.
Speaking with journalists at the weekend while on show at the Afrika Shrine in Ikeja, in Lagos during the annual Felabration ceremony, he queried the president claiming his list of Ministers have no credibility.
He noted that the list lacked credibility because they bear no portfolios of each of the nominees to the cabinet.
Femi Kuti, son of Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the late Afrobeat legend
He accused the President of lopsided preparation insisting that the president was not really prepared as at the time he put the list forward to the Senate.
Femi claimed Nigerians just accepted him the way he has presented himself because the people want to move forward.
He mimicked a screening session in an apparent mockery of the Senate actions: “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, and 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,” Femi ranted.
In an emotion-laden tone, the musician who has been nominated for Grammy awards in the past, stated that former president, Goodluck Jonathan is not the most corrupt Nigerian leader.
He noted that former president, Olusegun Obasanjo is seen everywhere these days, hugging the Nigerian president, as if he was not corrupt in the eight years he spent in 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, ‘baddest’ 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,” the son of the late African legend retorted.