Seun Kuti says Govt Has Threatened To Close Afrika Shrine
Nigerian musician Seun Kuti, son of afrobeat legend Fella Kuti claims the government
has threatened to close down the New Afrika Shrine located in the Ikeja area of Lagos State.
Kuti disclosed this in a post on his Instagram handle on Monday.
According to him, plans had been underway to hold the event tagged Mass Meeting #EndSARS Movement, Lessons
and Tasks, today.
But the government reached out to his eldest sister Yeni Kuti and threatened to close the shrine if the event
takes place, with a letter backing up the threat.
Kuti said although he respects his family’s decision not to hold the event any longer, he will still go ahead with
“all the other organizations to launch The Movement Of The People tomorrow and start our political resistance
to the tyranny of this oppressive regime”.
He criticized the government for what he described as their plans to ban citizens’ right of association, stressing
that “this is just a meeting”.
“Why are they afraid of the people organizing? What is democratic about this act? The last time we tried to
launch the government quickly called curfew and this time they have used threat but you can’t stop the will of
the people,” he added.