Some Nigerian skit makers; Taooma, Josh2funny, Woli Agba, and others, paid a courtesy visit to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday, November 3rd.
Photos from the visit with the Vice president found it’s way to the internet and sparked outrage. Nigerians dragged the skit makers who were present at the meeting, while many praised Mr Macaroni for shunning the meeting.
The comic act has now taken to social media to clear the air and reveal the reason he was absent at the meeting.
In a Twitter thread, he wrote in part,
“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.
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.
Read his full post below,
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