October 1 Protest: Burna Boy, Sowore clash on Twitter

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October 1 Protest: Burna Boy, Sowore clash on Twitter

Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele , and Nigerian music star, , have clashed on Twitter over the latter’s refusal to partake in the planned October 1 protest.

It all began on Monday night after tweeted at to join him in his planned protest scheduled for Thursday.

The -led Coalition for Revolution (CORE), the organisers of the #RevolutionNow protest, last week announced plans to hold a mass action against poor governance in Nigeria on October 1.

According to the group’s schedule, the protest march will take place in all 36 states across Nigeria as well as some places in London, Sweden, Netherlands, San Francisco, New York, Washington DC, Germany and Canada.

The Lagos protest would take place at the Park, Ojota, at 8 a.m.

In a series of tweets, Mr said he has realised that is often compared to the late legendary Afro-beat musician, Anikulapo Kuti.

He, however, noted that even though the foreign media have described as a revolutionary musician, the singer has not led any revolution like whom he is compared to.

’s tweet attracted diverse reactions on Nigerian Twittersphere and , who, in his typical manner, did not disappoint his fans, responded.

In his response, the self-acclaimed African giant, addressed Mr as a Nigerian politician who cannot be trusted.

His tweet read: “Everybody is a fan and supporter now that he is dead. Humans are so funny, you politicians are all the same (especially in Nigeria) and frankly, I don’t trust none of you.@YeleSowore.

“Well. I am NOT . I Have said that countless times. But you sir Are a politician. Leave me out of your schemes. Thanks”.

The former presidential candidate replied saying: “I am not just one of the persons who you could describe as “’s fan after he died,” I am a member of ’s household, ask @RealSeunKuti, as a students’ leader in the 90s I met and hung out with Abami Eda at home and the African shrine! If you want to be be .”

The Twitter exchange between both parties has attracted interesting reactions from Nigerians. Check out some of them below.

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