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Why I declined invitation to visit Osinbajo – Mr Macaroni

Why I declined invitation to visit Osinbajo – Mr Macaroni

Debo Adebayo-Mr Macaroni, a comedian, announced on Friday that he had turned down an offer to meet with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

When asked on Friday why he refused to meet with the Vice President, the activist claimed that he didn’t want to be associated with Nigerian politicians.

On Wednesday, a group of comedy writers visited the Vice President at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

In charge of the mission was Bimbo Daramola, the founder of the Nigeria Skits Industry Awards.

Maryam Apaokagi (Taaooma), Josh Alfred (Josh2funny), Ayo Ajewole (Woli Agba), Adebamiro Adeyanju (Mr Hyenana), and Adeoye Adeyemi Elesho were also on the delegation (Yemi Elesho).

But some fans have taken issue with some of the comedians that made the trip, while others have questioned the absence of Mr. Macaroni.

According to the comedian’s explanation for his absence, he was dissatisfied with Nigeria’s government and hence refused to accept the invitation.

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.

Why I declined invitation to visit Osinbajo – Mr Macaroni

“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.”

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