Why I declined meeting with Osinbajo – Mr Macaroni

Mr Macaroni

Comedian-actor Mr Macaroni has revealed why he declined meeting with vice president Yemi Osinbajo.

In a series of tweets on Friday, the 28-year-old said that he declined the invitation because he is not happy with the leadership of the government thus does not want to be associated with them.

“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,” he wrote.

He further stated he does not know the purpose of his colleagues’ visit to the presidential villa but he believes it was for a good cause.

However, Mr Macaroni added that he would have arranged a public meeting with government officials in the presence of the press rather than discuss matters in private as his colleagues did.

“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. When Politicians say they want to engage me, I always tell them to pick a public place, where all members of the 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 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,” he wrote.

In another post, the comedian wrote: “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.”

On Wednesday, skirt makers Woli Agba, Taaooma, Josh2funny, Yemi Elosho and Mr Hyenana among other visited vice president Yemi Osinbajo.

Their visit sparked reactions from some Nigerians who claimed that the purpose of the visit was to serve their ‘selfish’ interest and not the public.