Femi Kuti, the first son of late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti has lampooned President Muhammadu Buhari over the list of ministerial nominees sent to the National Assembly for screening, saying that the president is not ready for the business of governance and has deceived Nigerians.
The musician who spoke to newsmen on Monday, October 12, 2015 at the Afrika Shrine, Ikeja during the annual Felabration ceremony also questioned why the respective portfolios of the nominees was not stated in the list sent by the president.
He said: “Former governor Fashola, you are here and we are screening you as what? Health? Or agriculture?
“The president should not have put that list forward, he was not prepared, that’s what I see. And everyone has just accepted it like that. Our rights are being abused, because if we knew our rights, people would be saying ‘No, we won’t accept it’.
“This government won the last election because Nigerians were fed up with the corruption of the last government.”
In an emotional tone, Femi Kuti took a swipe at former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who has been seen with President Buhari in recent days.
He also wondered why the immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan was being painted to look like the most corrupt leader the country has ever had.
His words: “This government promised us that they will fix everything but they got into government and are now asking us to slow down, let us be patient, we need to take our time now.
“This is a government that does not even know what they want except fighting corruption.
“We have discovered that some members of the party are corrupt, how will they fight corruption with corrupt people?
“And when you are talking about corruption, was it just Jonathan’s government that was corrupt? Now, they are making it seem as if Jonathan is the biggest, baddest corrupt person in Nigeria.
“We have gone through Gowon’s regime, Gowon still sits in Independence as if he’s a saint and Nigerians have accepted it like that.
“We have gone through Abacha, we have gone through Babangida, we have gone through Obasanjo two times, we have gone through Shonekan, Abubakar and everybody is just making it look as if Jonathan’s six year-government is the most corrupt in Nigeria.
“We see former president Obasanjo there, always hugging our president today as if he was not part and parcel of PDP, as if he was not corrupt in eight years.
“That is an abuse of our intellectual human right as citizens of this country because many of us know this history.”