Innocent Idibia, Afrobeats singer better known as 2Baba, has described Nigeria’s political system as a total joke, saying that criminals, who are bent on ruining the country, have held it to ransom.
The 44-year-old Afrobeats legend took to his Twitter page on Thursday, where he expressed his annoyance with respect to the state of the nation.
“Naija system is a total joke. Criminals have hijacked naija. Men and women that have dedicated their time 2 make sure that naija will carry last.. No shame. No dignity. No honor. I pray the young men that have entered the system will do their best to influence positive change,” the tweet read.
Naija system is a total joke. Criminals have hijacked naija. Men and women that have dedicated their time 2 make sure that naija will carry last.. No shame. No dignity. No honor. I pray the young men that have entered the system will do their best to influence positive change.
— IG: @official2baba (@official2baba) November 21, 2019
Towards the 2015 presidential elections, 2Baba, unlike many of his counterparts in the entertainment industry, was at the forefront of ‘Vote Not Fight’ movement, a campaign which was targeted at promoting peaceful voting in the country.
In 2017, the award-wining singer also called for a nationwide protest against policies implemented by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
However, Fatai Owoseni, the then Lagos police commissioner, issued a statement, which prohibited the protest in the state because “hoodlums would use the protest to cause havoc.”
As fans of the singer raged on social media, he would later make a video stating that he was canceling the protest due to security reasons.
“We the people of this country not living under the privileges of government allowances and remuneration have now accepted to take the bull by the horn to come out and protest this obnoxious and baseless policy and excuses of the government of the day. Where are the recovered looted funds?” he had said.
“We do not wish to continue with a system and government that is not working but afflicting the people. Why do we still have the executive arms and legislatures still enjoying their salaries and allowances while we hear there’s no money to pay workers? Why do we still see ceaseless power failures with no hope of getting out of it unlike before?”
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