Afrobeat artist and son of the Legendary Fela, Seun Kuti has revealed that the protests going on across the country is no longer about the Special Anti-Robbery Squad and reformation of the entire police.
He believes that the scope of the protests have gone beyond putting and end to SARS, as new agenda against government’s anti-people activities has emerged
The protests have lingered for days across the country despite the government’s announcement of the scrapping of SARS and agreeing to meet the demands of the protesting youths.
The music artist pressed on the fact that it was necessary the government addressed the requests of protesters.
“People should not sit in their high offices in Abuja. Bring yourself off your high horse. Come and relate with the people that just voted for you. Come and really hear what is going on,” he said.
Speaking on the alleged hijack of the protest as some government officials may have believed, the Afrobeat star dismissed the claims and urged those in authority to rather view it as an opportunity.
“Don’t feel victimized, don’t think there is somebody trying to get you. No. These are your people trying to talk to you,” he said.
“This is actually a moment that we can actually build a bridge (between the government and the people), but they don’t want to hear that.
“The slogan might be EndSars but the mission is to change in the relationship we have with the government in this country.
“As soon as the government starts to really hear the people in terms of those things that we are demanding – in terms of good governance, in terms of bringing the things that really matter to us, to the front of their own preoccupation,” Seun Kuti said.