Seun Kuti, the son of Afrobeat icon, Fela Kuti, said the government has threatened to close the African shrine if he proceeds with the #EndSARS movement meeting that was planned to hold on Tuesday, November 17
In a post shared on his Instagram page on Monday night, the singer said the government called his older sister, Yeni Kuti, and threatened to close the shrine should he go ahead with the meeting.
Seun said he will be respecting his family’s decision not to hold the event at the shrine. His post reads
”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 family’s 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 organizing? 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.