Seun Kuti, one of the sons of late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, has urged Nigerians of voting age to brace up and get involved in the democratic process to set the nation on the road to recovery.
Kuti made this known in his Independence day address on Friday, October 1.
In the address tagged ‘Nigeria @ 61: Movement Of the People (M.O.P) & The Road To A New Chapter!’ Kuti said, “the celebration of today’s anniversary calls for a sober reflection and the need to reorganize ourselves to get involved in the Democratic process with the view to set the Nation on the road to recovery.”
The 38-year-old singer and social activist further said, “the decision to get Nigeria working from this moribund and mechanistic level is in our thumbs and neither in the bombs nor the bullets.”
Continuing, Kuti, who is also the Pro-tempo Chairman of the Movement Of the People party said, “it is fitting to bring you all a warm solidarity greetings as we celebrate the 61st anniversary of our dear Nation! Even though there is nothing to celebrate, owing to the near-collapse in the state of our dear Nation, with the worrisome level of hunger, insecurity, high rate of unemployment, and wanton looting.
“The Movement of The People (M.O.P) has now given every Nigerian of voting age the political platform to choose credible leaders across the 36 states and 774 Local Government of the federation. In 1960, the poverty level was at 15% but today, the poverty level is 50% thereby making the giant of Africa the poverty capital of the world. The ongoing voters’ registration exercise is the starting point and all eligible Nigerians must get their voters card as the 2023 election has given us an ample opportunity as a people to collectively unite using the M.O.P as a platform to dislodge dealers called leaders. Be rest assured that the M.O.P. has all it takes to take Nigeria to an enviable height as we have all it takes to be a prosperous nation.”