Afrobeat music legend, Femi Kuti, has revealed that he turned down an invite by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Recall that Nigerians are currently crying out against the recent increase in fuel price from N148 to N151 by the regime of President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement he issued on his social media platforms, Femi Kuti explained his participation in the Occupy Nigeria protest of 2012 which was against the removal of fuel subsidy by the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
He said: “I want to state for clarity and posterity my role in the Ojota protest.
“I was invited for what I and many believed was a genuine cause regarding the cost of fuel.
“As soon as I found out it was politically motivated I pulled out. I got a lot of backlash at the time but stood my ground.
“For the record, I have never and will never affiliate with any political party that I don’t feel has the genuine interest of the people of Nigeria at heart.
“Even when the VP approached me to join APC, I blatantly refused as I also refused to join PDP or any other political party,” Femi Kuti said.