Nigerian comic actor, Debo Adebayo, fondly called Mr Macaroni, has revealed the reason he declined the invitation to visit Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.
The human rights activist expressed his displeasure with the Nigerian leaders, saying he doesn't want to associate himself with politician in the country.
He made this known in a tweet on Friday.
While lamenting that the same government who invited them turned 'deaf ears' to the cry of the people, the 28-year-old wondered what sitting with them on a table for few hours will change.
“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.”
The comedian also added that he’ll have to pick a public place where press men would be present and be free to speak his mind before he can engage any Nigerian politician.