Nigerian Comedian, Bright Okpocha, popularly known as Basket Mouth has denied allegations that he campaigned for President Buhari prior to the 2015 general elections.
The comedian took to his Facebook page to pen a post he titled “Time To Clear The Air (Part 1)” explaining his political position.
See what Comedian Basket Mouth said:
“I usually try not to pay attention to comments from people that assume stuff or those who judge others based on perceptions.
“However, I have also come to agree that when lies are said often enough, they begin to sound like truths. So I think it’s best I use this medium to clear the issue of “campaigns” and “support” now.
“While many of my colleagues, friends and family members campaigned for the PDP, APC and various candidates during the last elections (and I cannot emphasize enough that it is their RIGHT to do so), I NEVER campaigned for BUHARI or ANY other politician.
“ALL those saying that I did should do everything within their power to “THINK”.”
“I know thinking can be a very difficult task for some but trust me, it can be a painless and enlightening process.
“THINK of when I ever “CAMPAIGNED” for BUHARI!!.. Indeed I personally HOPED that he would win the election and perhaps that was evident in my “body language” and I am happy he won.
“But I did not campaign for him.”
Speaking about the administration of former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Comedia Basket Mouth had this to say:
“Nigeria was in a bad place by the end of the last administration and it was only a matter of time before we would have suffered the plights of Brazil and Venezuela.
“Truth of the matter is that I would have voted ANYONE that could speak 2 words of English against GEJ and that’s strictly based on the amount of greed and selfishness we witnessed from members of his administration in the 6 years that he sat on the rock.
“They put us in this Septic tank we are in right now…..well, that and the oil price downfall amongst other things.
The ace comedian restated that he was not a politician nor dabbles into politics.”
Rather he reminded Nigerians about the late Fela Kuti and Bob Marley who spoke out about political injustices, implying that he was toeing the same line.
Basket Mouth Says Those Accusing Him Should “Think”
Comedia Basket Mouth ended his post by saying:
“I have said it numerous times that I am not a politician hence I try not to dabble in politics.
“However I think a few people interpret crying out against injustice by the one as campaign for the other.
“When the Late FELA KUTI and BOB MARLEY cried out against the injustices in their days, were they being partisan? Of course not. They were just being HUMAN!”
Seems like Basket mouth has a lot more to say about President Buhari’s administration.