political movement of his father, the Movement of the People, as part of his drive to call for better governance in the country, as well as an end to Police brutality under President
Muhammadu Buhari’s watch,
Kuti while addressing the Press on Tuesday, at the Kalakuta Museum, in the Ikeja area of Lagos State, said that the days in which members of his family were being harassed by Security Operatives, appear to have returned.
He vowed to mobilise citizens to rise and defend their rights, under the aegis of the revived movement.
His words: “The idea is that we liberate the Nigerian people, they might be on this table, but I want to guarantee you that this movement will be the movement to cultivate those minds, those ideas. The pan Africanist and socialist foundation.
“The movement cannot survive without the Nigerian professionals and the middle class. We have to do the work now, to begin to engage those of us in society that have been completely left behind, and that have been overlooked.”
The briefing comes hours after Kuti revealed that the President Buhari Federal Government had threatened to close down the Afrika Shrine, located in the Ikeja area of Lagos State.
Kuti said that although he respects his family’s decision not to hold the event any longer, he will still go ahead with “all the other organisations to launch The Movement Of The People tomorrow, and start our political resistance to the tyranny of this oppressive regime”.
He criticised the government for what he described as their plans to ban the citizens’ right of association, stressing that, “this is just a meeting”.
He stated: “Why are they afraid of the people organising? 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.”
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