Association of Skit Makers: Why I declined invite to see VP Osinbajo — Mr Macaroni

Nigerian comedian and actor, Debo Adebayo, popularly known as Mr Macaroni, has reacted to a visit by the Association of Skit Makers to the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo office in Abuja.

NewsWireNGR recalls the visit has generated numerous social media backlash with many internet users saying they trust Mr Macaroni won’t be part of such visit.

The delegation of the Association include Maryam Apaokagi, popularly known as Taaooma; Josh Alfred (Josh2funny); Ayo Ajewole (Woli Agba); Adebamiro Adeyanju (Mr. Hyenana), Adeoye Adeyemi Elesho (Yemi Elesho), among others paid a courtesy visit to the VP under the auspices of the Nigeria Skits Industry Awards being promoted by Bimbo Daramola.

Taooma in her reaction claimed she discussed Twitter ban and police brutality issue with the VP. See her post below:

However, Mr Macaroni in his reaction on Friday said he was not invited by the Association of Skit Makers to join them on the journey but he was invited by the organizers of an Award Ceremony.

He also claimed he has no knowledge of the existence of the Association of Skit Makers.

“Honestly, I have tried so hard not to say anything about this issue but I have seen some comments and conclusions that do not really sit well with me. My conscience will not allow me to keep mute. So I have to say what I know for my conscience and posterity.

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“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.

“Where I Stand is that this is election season. The politicians that have abandoned us for years will start coming back to us again to promise heaven and earth. We need to see beyond their deceit. All they care about is photo op. Look around, the PR work has started massively.

“When Politicians say they want to engage me, I always tell them to pick a public place, where all members of Press would be present. So that I can say my mind as I see it. When they are begging for votes, they come to us publicly. So why do u want to see me privately?

“I am no Hero or Saint. I am not Perfect. I am only a Concerned Citizen who wants a better Nation for myself and for every other Nigerian. I use my voice, my craft and my platform to do this and I have been greatly persecuted for it.

“This is who I am. It is who I have always been even before Fame. I have suffered so much for it and sometimes I ask myself why I am the way I am. But anytime I remember how many lives I have been able to impact positively, I am at peace with myself.

“I don’t think it would be fair to hold any other person by these standards. Hoping we all can promote Peace and Unity amongst ourselves and explore whatever means we dim fit to demand for a better Nation for ourselves and generations to come”.

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