Nigerian instagram comedian and activist Mr. Macaroni has publicly explained why he refused Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osibajo‘s appeal. Earlier last month, Macaroni turned down Yemi Osibajo’s call to meet with him for an office interview.
It sparked backlash as people wondered why he turned down the call. We could also like it: we will all lose if we separate Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osibajo Bowing to the pressure, Macaroni took to his Twitter account and explained why he refused the call.
According to his claim, he stressed that he refused his appeal because he did not come into conflict with the politicians.
In his words he said:
“First, I do not think there is an association of skit makers. If there is, then I don’t know anything about it. And that would be fine because I am an Actor/Thespian first before the Tag “Skit Maker”.
“So I don’t think those that went to see the VP without me or anyone else meant to sideline me. I want to believe they were invited to see The VP by the organizers of an Award Ceremony the same way I was invited. The only difference is that I declined the invitation.”
“The reason I declined is simple. As a citizen, I’m not happy with our leaders and I do not want to associate with them. It’s ok if others believe that sitting with the Govt will change certain things and decide to try it out. I don’t think they should be crucified for that.”
“I have just seen too much to know that The govt sees and hears everything. They and their workers are always on the Internet. They know what we cry and complain about and they do nothing about it. So what will sitting down with them to tell them what they already know change?”
“I don’t know what was discussed in that meeting as I wasn’t there. But I don’t believe those that went would go there to say anything other than demanding for better governance and leadership as we all have been doing all these while.”