Mr Macaroni, a popular Instagram comic and campaigner, has finally responded to his colleagues’ meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, revealing the true reason for his absence.
On Wednesday, November 3rd, a group of Nigerian comedians including Taooma, Josh2funny, Woli Agba, and others paid Vice President Yemi Osinbajo a courtesy visit at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Photos from the Vice President’s visit went viral on the internet, causing uproar. Many Nigerians chastised the skit makers who were there at the meeting, while others commended Mr Macaroni for avoiding it.
The comedian has now resorted to social media to clarify the situation and tell why he was unable to attend 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.