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Seun Kuti Speaks On Why He Called Peter Obi An ‘Opportunist’




Popular Nigerian Afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti has come out to give reasons why he described the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi as an opportunist.

The singer during an Arise TV interview maintained that he called Obi an opportunist because he saw an opportunity and took it.

Kuti insinuated that Obi would have a “hostile” government to contend with even if he emerges the winner in the 2023 election, noting opportunism works only in business and not in politics.

Naija News reported recently that the singer caused a social media stir when he described Obi, as an ‘Opportunist’.

It was gathered that the son of the late legendary singer, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, made the assertion during an interview on TheMicOn Podcast.

He revealed that the African Action Congress (AAC) presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore is his preferred candidate.

However, even if Sowore emerges as the winner of the 2023 election, he would still be unable to function effectively due to the dominance of the Peoples Democratic Party and All Progressives Congress (APC) in key positions in the country.

His comment raised a lot of dust as he and his fellow singer Peter Okoye, one of the members of the Psquare duo entered a war of words over what Okoye called a denigratory comment.

However, Kuti has maintained that “From day one, people were angry because I said he was an opportunist but in the right form of the word that’s what happened, he saw an opportunity and he took it.

“In business life, opportunism is awesome. If you’re doing business, you see an opportunity you nail it.

“But in politics, opportunism must be found if you want to move forward.

“We’ve done this whole change business that doesn’t have any substance to it.

“When we Nigerian people are serious and we want to do business we will do the business and we’ll do it by ourselves.

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“Not with the help of these same established politicians that have ruined our country already.”