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One of the seven founders of the national association of Seadogs, NAS, also known as Pyrates Confraternity, Nobel Laurette, Prof Wole Soyinka has distanced himself from a video of members of the confraternity in which they mocked Bola Tinubu.

This is coming because the presidential candidate of the Labour birthday party, Peter Obi denied being a member of the Pyrates Confraternity.

In a video of the procession of participants of the NAS that went viral on Sunday, they sang songs that had been reputedly directed at the APC presidential candidate.

“part of the music went for that reason: “” Emi lo kan, emi lo kan, Baba wey no sturdy he dey shout emi lo kan, hand dey shake, leg dey shake, Baba wey no robust he dey shout emi lo kan.”

Reacting to the video, Prof Soyinka stated he became now not part of the overall performance and he is not in any way connected to the emotions the comments have been supposed to bring in line with him, even as contributors have the liberty to specify themselves, it is vital for him to comment on the video due to the fact he is “linked” with the organization.

The display acidly objectives of a presidential candidate within the awaited 2023 elections. since the entire global knows of my connection with that fraternity, it is critical that I nation in clean, unambiguous phrases, that I’m now not involved in that public performance, nor in any manner related to the feelings expressed in the songs,” he said.

“Like some other civic institution, the Pyrates Confraternity is entitled to its freedom of expression, for my part or together. So also is Wole Soyinka in his personal character. I do now not intrude in, nor do I attempt to dictate the partisan political choices of the Confraternity. I remain unaware that the association ever engages in a collective statement of sponsorship or repudiation of any candidate that is sincerely a new and weird improvement, fraught with unpredictable results.

Similarly, let me make the following cultural confirmation. I have listened to the lyrics of the mantra closely and I’m frankly appalled. I discover it distasteful. I belong to a tradition wherein we no longer mock physical afflictions or disabilities. Very lots the opposite.

“The Yoruba religion certainly designates a deity, Obatala, because of the divine protector of the troubled, irrespective of the character of such ache. This sensibility is engrained in us from adolescence and remains with us all our lives. It operates at the principle of mortal frailty to which all humanity stays inclined.”

The Nobel laureate in addition stated that a statement will be issued whilst “I’ve made in addition enquiries into this unusual, uncharacteristic time out of the association”.

In his own response, Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour party (LP), he declared that isn’t a member of the country-wide affiliation of Seadogs (NAS), better known as the Pyrates Confraternity, his media aide Valentine Obienyem has said.

Obienyem made the rationalization on Monday at the same time as responding to claims that Obi is a member of the group founded through Nobel Laurette, Prof Wole Soyinka by means of one Fejiro Oliver in a now-deleted put up.


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