Popular Nigerian human rights activist, Aisha Yesufu, has told Nigerian comedienne/skit-maker, Apaokagi Maryam, well known as Taaooma not to apologise to anyone following her visit to vice-president Yemi Osinbajo.
Earlier this week, Taaooma and some skit makers paid a courtesy visit to the Vice President at the Aso rock villa. Their visit generated many reactions as it has angered a number of social media users who questioned why the comedians, who should speak truth to people in power, are dining with politicians.
However, comedienne Taaooma reacted to the criticisms, as she stated that she spoke to the VP, urging him to lift the Twitter ban, and added that she also brought up the issue of police brutality at the meeting with him.
Taaooma afterwards tendered a public apology. Also read: See Taaooma’s Reaction To Social Media Backlash For Visiting VP Osinbajo.
However, activist Aisha Yesufu has stated that Taaooma shouldn’t apologise if her intentions for the visit were genuine.
You do not need to apologise to anyone! You did not do anything wrong by having a meeting with the VP.
There are different ways of achieving something. It is never one way and it is okay whatever way one chooses.
Intentions are what count and you know yours!, Remember the Prophet (SAW) said Actions are judged according to intentions and that is all that matters. Your intentions are what should matter to you. What people think or say must never matter. What we feel alone with our thoughts is what should matter the most.” She wrote.
“Have you ever seen politicians fighting themselves when any of them associate with you? Stop majoring in the minor! Focus on the work ahead. Get 50% youth into the legislative arm of government and begin to call the shots!”, Aisha added.
“Osinbajo’s hands are not tied. He’s part of the evil! He had the opportunity to be on the side of the youth when they were being killed but he chose to press the trigger. Now he needs the youth & will do anything It is ur business whether you allow him. Just stop the self blaming” Aisha noted.