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Ahead of the 2023 general election, Afrobeat singer Seun Kuti has asserted that he believes that since actors, professionals, and musicians are among those who have ‘sold their souls to politicians, blaming poor Nigerians for following the same example is not proper.
The 39-year-old son of music legend, Fela Kuti made this assertion in an Instagram post on Wednesday which was sighted by Africa Daily News, New York.
The singer took to the social media handle to explain why ‘poor Nigerians sell their votes’.
According to him, some Nigerian professionals have sold their souls for politicians hence destroying Nigeria in the name of ‘I’m doing my job’.
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His post read: “I hear one more ‘stop selling your votes’ directed at the poor by those who have already ‘sold their souls’ I will snap.
‘The reason why poor Nigerians have no choice but to sell their votes is that all, or at least most(99.9%) of Nigerian professionals have sold their souls in the name of ‘I’m doing my job.’
‘Journalists Judges lecturers Bankers Oil industry workers Farm owners Cattle rearer, Policeman, Soldiers, Civil Servants Engineers Accountants etc have all sold their souls and are willing to carry out any wicked act in the name of ‘I’m doing my job’.
‘The job of destroying your country! Add musicians and actors.’
Africa Daily News, New York reports that many poor Nigerians have often been criticised for selling their votes on election day in Nigeria. Most of the votes are usually sold between 2,000 Naira and 10,000 Niara depending on the location.
Many of these Nigerians have often given several reasons for doing so most of which are mostly economic. Many activists have however taken up advocacy to dissuade Nigerians from doing so in next years’s general elections.