Seun Kuti, youngest son of the legendary musician, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, has revived a political movement of his father, the Movement of the People, as part of his drive to call for better governance in the country, as well as an end to police brutality.
Kuti, while addressing the press yesterday at the Kalakuta Museum in the Ikeja area of Lagos, said the days in which members of his family were being harassed by security operatives appear to have returned. He vowed to mobilise citizens to rise and defend their rights under the aegis of the revived movement.
The briefing comes hours after Kuti said that the government had threatened to close down the New Afrika Shrine located in the Ikeja area of Lagos State.
Policemen had yesterday surrounded the vicinity of Afrika Shrine, where a meeting on #EndSARS protests was expected to hold. Their mission was to prevent a meeting on #EndSARS.
It was learnt that policemen were strategically placed on streets leading to the New Afrika Shrine, a popular relaxation spot in the Ikeja area of the state. Some policemen were also seen at the entrance of the venue of the botched meeting, while movement in and out of the location was restricted.
The 37-year-old musician had sent out flyers announcing a mass meeting tagged ‘ #EndSARS Movement: Lessons and Tasks’, which was scheduled to hold yesterday.