The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi on Wednesday visited Afrobeat singer, Femi Anikulapo-Kuti at his residence at Alagbole, a suburb of Ogun at the boundary with Lagos.
Veteran artiste, Charles Oputa popularly known as Charly Boy, was also present at the meeting.
Obi’s visit to the son of the late Afrobeats pioneer, Fela Kuti, comes days after the multi-instrumentalist stated that he cannot be part of the ‘OBIdient’ movement.
Kuti said, “I cannot be obedient in this country of today. Nothing can make me to be obedient. I’m too angry, too sad, too depressed to be.”
The video generated mixed reactions from Nigerians especially some of the supporters of Peter Obi otherwise called, “OBIdients” who took to social media threatening to burn down the popular Afrika Shrine, the performance centre of Anikulapo-Kutis.
Obi, during his visit, told the singer that he did not approve of attacks on him by his supporters over his declaration that he can never be “OBIdient.”
Meanwhile, the singer clarified his statement saying that his statement did not mean he was against Obi.
Responding to a twitter user again on Wednesday, he said, “I’ve said this times without number. I never attacked his supporters. Why don’t you attack the journalist who choose to write rubbish, refused to ever make my point of view of other candidates, and just wanted to cause trouble for himself?
However, Obi told the musician that he encourages his supporters to campaign on issues that affect Nigerians.
Watch the video below:
Campaign based on issues. OBIdients are not obedient to threats! pic.twitter.com/eAr6DaV8AT
— Olajumoke Alawode~James (@oluwaloninyo) August 17, 2022