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Pyrates Confraternity Reacts To Viral Video Mocking Tinubu

The Nationwide Affiliation of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) has reacted to a viral video displaying a few of its members mocking the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.

SapaTV remembers {that a} viral video had proven Pyrates Confraternity members wearing pink and white apparel gyrating to a track that mocked Tinubu for a speech he made in June in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Tinubu had through the controversial speech said that Emi lo kan, that means Its my flip to get energy after PresidentMuhammadu Buhari.
Nonetheless, the video has obtained varied reactions, with many Nigerians comparable to Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka condemning the Confraternity for mocking the APC presidential candidate.
In an announcement issued on Monday, the NAS Capn, Abiola Owoaje, mentioned that the viral video was wrongly misinterpreted, stressing that the track was used to advocate for good governance and accountability.
He said that the confraternity won’t be backing any candidate for the presidency or some other workplace within the 2023 common elections, insisting that it’s apolitical.
Learn the complete textual content under.
Setting the Data Straight
“Within the final 48 hours, our consideration has been drawn to a viral video of a track that has raised issues and commentary throughout Nigeria.
“For the avoidance of doubt, between August 4 and August 6 2022, the Nationwide Affiliation of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) was in Ikeja, Lagos, for our forty sixth Annual Normal Assembly. This occasion was attended by over 2,000 of our members who got here to Lagos from all around the world.
“As a part of the actions, we have been on the Isheri Main Well being Centre on Thursday 4th August, the place we offered free medical providers to the Isheri Neighborhood. Over 300 individuals have been assisted with varied types of medical remedy. We have been additionally on the Police Hospital, Space F, Ikeja, the place we donated substantial portions of PPEs and different medical provides.
“These have been a part of our NAS Medical Mission which was based in 2012. Within the 11 years since then, we’ve got organised over 50 free medical missions that has made a distinction to many deprived communities throughout Nigeria.
“A part of the annual common assembly was the evaluate of all our advocacy, humanitarian and operational actions for the yr. This, then, as traditional, culminated in a celebratory procession. A facet of this yearly course of that we’ve got undertaken for the final 46 years. In our view, it proceeded with out occasion, till this extraordinarily restricted video made this look.
“Fairly opposite to the style by which sure points of the video are being portrayed, no facet of this procession or the occasion itself was political. Reasonably it was the standard climax of our annual common assembly. At no time within the historical past of this organisation has this occasion; or certainly any of our occasions had any slanted political leanings.
“Let or not it’s recognized that the Nationwide Affiliation of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) doesn’t mock or discriminate in opposition to the bodily situation of any particular person. By no means. It’s an unfair characterisation and offends every thing that we stand for. Certainly, this could trigger offence to even our personal members which might be additionally, sadly, bothered that this could by no means be condoned.
“We should stress that we’re apolitical. As an organisation, we’ve got by no means had a most popular candidate in any political elections together with the upcoming 2023 common elections. We now have members who belong to completely different political events and are completely free to help any candidate of their alternative.
“It’s most unlucky that political capital is being manufactured from this with interpretations which might be completely at variance with the philosophy of the Pyrates Confraternity. Unequivocally, we condemn this in very sturdy phrases.
“We perceive that political retailers desperately looking for media mileage are in all places misinforming and twisting occasions to go well with their political agenda. Nonetheless, we want to reemphasise that the Nationwide Affiliation of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) are usually not supporting or backing any candidate for the workplace of the President or some other workplace within the 2023 common elections and past.
“As an organisation in tune with deprived and unvoiced individuals, we’re dedicated to the enthronement of a simply society by which nobody is discriminated in opposition to based mostly on tribe, faith, gender or incapacity. We’re in opposition to conventions which might be moribund. We now have all the time stood for Humanistic beliefs, comradeship and chivalry. Nothing that has occurred can and can change that posture.
“We’re decided to proceed to make use of our social programmes, mental platforms and our compelling songs to advocate for good governance and accountability!”
Abiola OwoajeNAS Capn
eighth August 2022

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