Nigerians have reacted to a video showing some members of the National Association of Seadogs (NAS), popularly known as the Pyrates Confraternity, mocking the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.
Naija News had reported that in a viral video, members of the Confraternity were seen gyrating to a song that mocked the former Lagos State governor for a speech he made in June in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Tinubu had during the controversial speech stated that ‘Emi lo kan’, meaning ‘It’s my turn’ to get power after President Muhammadu Buhari.
In the viral video, the members of the Pyrates Confraternity sang, “Hand dey shake, leg dey shake, Baba wey no well, e de shout emi lo kan (Hands are shaking, legs are shaking. A sick old man is shouting ‘it’s my turn’).
“Emi lo kan (2ce), Baba wey no well, him dey shout emi lokan (It’s my turn (2ce), a sick old man is shouting ‘it’s my turn’”.
Following the development, some Nigerians have taken to the micro-blogging platform, Twitter to express their views regarding the video.
See some of the reactions below.
That video of members of the Pyrates Confraternity mocking Tinubu with his "emi lokan" slogan, ought to tell you that people don't want the man. Note that Wole Soyinka was the founding father of the confraternity, so you can hardly say it is tribalistic.
He is old. Let him rest.
— Sir David Onyemaizu🦍 (@SirDavidBent) August 8, 2022
Celebrate Pyrates Confraternity today. Tomorrow, the Neo Black Axe Movement of Africa will do their own. Then, Buccaneers, Vikings and Eiye Confraternity too will get involved. Is this what we want for politics in Nigeria. Isn't it better to focus on education, health & security?
— Dr Dípò Awójídé (@OgbeniDipo) August 8, 2022
Pyrates confraternity will be the first to suffer casualties if BAT dares become President 😂😭 they will pay for that song they made 😭 Baba go first ban any red and white outfit 😂 in-fact him fit disband EFCC and declare say no more Valentine’s Day celebration 😂
— TUNA 🦁 EKUN (@TundeSmilez) August 8, 2022
I was totally disappointed in the Pyrates Confraternity, to be honest. In school, I knew them as "Gentlemen." I don't remember them ever getting into a fight with any other frat in my time.
Quite sad. https://t.co/uK2orNU78m
— Temisan Okomi (@temiokomi) August 8, 2022
Hand dey shake
Leg dey shake
Baba wey no well
E dey shout emi lo kan
Lyrics by the Association of Seadogs ( The pyrates confraternity)
Wole Soyinka say em no dey in support of people mocking a sick man
Oya make the sick man rest na🙄 pic.twitter.com/3mDI02NVnl
— Etiquette. (@Abuchi_Sylveste) August 8, 2022
Respect to the Pyrates Confraternity. They’ve maintained an interesting energy in calling out societal ills over the years.
Love it. 👏🏾👏🏾 https://t.co/eLTaqYSjU5
— Mo’ (@MoSende_) August 7, 2022