The Nigerian music legend said this on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, while speaking with journalists in Lagos.
Singer finally admits interest in politics
2Baba said that he is keen on having a positive impact on the lives around him and would soon run for a political position.
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He, however, neglected to mention the exact political office he is interested in or the political party he would be working with.
“Politics affects everything I do,” he said. “So, I am definitely going to be interested in politics. I will soon participate as a contestant and speak the truth at all times.
“I hope and pray that good men will rise up and make a difference in this country because we need more patriotic people in all aspects of life.”
2Face condemned the continuous clash between farmers and Fulani herdsmen clashes that have negatively impacted Benue state, which he hails from.
“There is so much we’ve been saying about this crisis, but nothing much has come the way of the victims,” he said.
“We just need more people to support and join hands to continue extending relief materials to affected people. This is the most important thing we can now do; bring succour to the victims.
“I feel terrible not because it also happened in Benue State, where I hail from, but because it is also happening almost throughout the federation. It does not have to happen to someone you know before you speak up about it.”
Recall that in January 2017, 2baba announced a nationwide protest against the policies of the federal government.
According to him, the Nigerian government has failed its people leading the country into an economic downturn.
However, after coming under intense pressure to drop the demonstration, 2baba announced the cancellation, saying,
“It has become clear that the One Voice protest scheduled to hold in Lagos and Abuja is under serious threat of hijack by those whose interest do not align with our ideals.
“The point I intend making is not worth the life of any Nigerian. It is motivated by the need to demand a better deal for the ordinary Nigerian.”
2baba who acknowledged that a lot of people were disappointed due to the quashed event which had already gained national attention revealed in an interview with the Guardian News that the stoppage was for good reasons though he did not state them in the report published on Saturday, January 6, 2018.
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