Funke Adesiyan, Nollywood actress, has taken a swipe at those who sold President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigerians.
While questioning their loyalty to Nigerians, Adesiyan said she was disappointed at Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former Lagos governor, and Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, for urging Nigerians to vote for a “two-faced tyrant.”
In a post on her Instagram page, the actress, who represented the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 house of assembly election in Oyo state, said, “it is useless protesting to a deaf horse and protest is not enough.”
She wrote: “There was a country. I am not disappointed in this egoistic, deceitful, two-faced tyrant of a president as I did not vote for him, I am more disappointed in men of supposed honor who sold this bad product to gullible Nigerians and yet keep mute as the democracy they alongside many others fought for is being destroyed by this tyrant of a general.”
“I am disappointed in Asiwaju Tinubu, Prof. Wole Soyinka, Adams Oshiomole and many more men and women who had led us to believe they are on the side of Nigeria and the oppressed. We are in a democratic era yet our freedom of speech, expression and association is being threatened and you all are quiet for the fear of what? Arrest? What is life without a purpose?
“I said it last week that it is useless protesting to a deaf horse and protest is not enough. You now see what I mean? How dare you try to shut people up?
“You elderly ones who sold us this bad market and yet keep mute in the face of impunity have failed your country. Your loyalty to your country is tainted and untrue.
“On this day, I wish Gani Fawehinmi and Abami Eda were alive. These were true great men whose loyalty to Nigeria will forever be unquestionable.”
Adesiyan had in January told her fans that she joined politics after getting tired of how things were being done in Nigeria.
“When people ask me why I joined politics, I tell them from the truest of my heart, that it is because I got tired of how things were being done in my country. It’s not enough for us to protest, it’s more important for us, youths of this beloved nation to get involved in governance,” she had said.
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