Afrobeats singer, Seun Kuti has described the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi as an ‘opportunist’ incapable and unfit to lead the country at the moment.
He said this in an interview with an online platform Mic On podcast hosted by Channels TV’s Seun Okinbaloye.
Kuti said that only a president who is able to dedicate his life to the country could save it.
Like his industry colleague, Brymo, Kuti has been vehement and clear on his stance on Obi’s presidential ambition.
“Even if Sowore wins, who is my perfect friend? How will he operate in PDP and APC-controlled states, or PDP and APC-controlled senate and house of reps? How is he going to run this country the way that he feels that he should run it for the betterment of the majority of the people?
“He is my friend. Of all the candidates, he is the one I prefer. But no president can save Nigeria,” he said.
On Obi, he said, “He hasn’t had the time because he started too late. You can’t be telling me that just because you lost PDP primaries 18 months before the election, you suddenly started a movement, and you have a plan for the country.
“No, that’s opportunism. And it’s not an opportunist that will deliver Nigeria—not jumping on Labour Party. The Labour Party has a socialist structure. Peter Obi is a capitalist. Where are they going?”
Kuti also spoke on voters apathy ahead of the election, noting it’s more impact on the outcome of election than vote buying.
He said, ““Apathy doesn’t spend a dime. There are 67 million registered voters in Nigeria, and only 15 million vote in any given election. Except in 2015, when there was some some fervour to remove Jonathan, people went out there.
“The last election in 2019, only 15 million of 67 million registered voters voted. Why didn’t those remaining people come out for money? He asked.