LAGOS – The Publicist of Fuji maestro Wasiu Ayinde, Kunle Raheed, has denied the musician abused Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode during the rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Skypower Grounds, Ikeja Government Reservation Area (GRA) last Tuesday.
Rasheed said the track people were referring to has nothing to do with Ambode.
“If you check the new album he made for (Babajide) Sanwo-Owu, that track is there. He even sang the track long before the crisis started. The track is all about APC and the party’s governorship candidate,” he said.
On why K1 continued singing while Ambode was making his speech, Rasheed described it as normal practice.
“If you are at the APC Convention in Abuja, the instruction was that as soon as someone is introduced, K1 will sing.
“Same thing happened at the Skypower Grounds. K1 started singing when Governor Ambode handed the party’s flag to Sanwo-Olu and that has nothing to do with the crisis,” he said.
According to him, the crisis was purely union matter between Azeez Lawal (a.k.a Kunle Poly) and Adekunle Mustapha (Sego).
He said: “Both of them had issues on K1’s stage and K1 waded into the matter. At a point, Mustapha left the stage. Not quite long. MC Oluomo (Musiliu Akinsanya, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) State Treasurer) came on stage and exchanged greetings with K1, NURTW State Chairman, Tajudeen Agbede.
“As at that time, the boys of Sego and Kunle Poly had started fighting on the ground. So, it was not safe for MC Oluomo to leave the stage until one of Kunle Poly’s boys came on stage and threatened to kill MC Oluomo with a dagger.
“Agbede slapped him three times and chased him away. K1 also joined him to chase away from the stage.
“He later returned to the stage and stabbed MC Oluomo and one Abija. That was how it happened.”
According to him, if not for K1, the crisis would have been bigger as he was repeatedly talking to both warring parties to douse the tension.
“I was on the stage with them. I was there all through. K1 tried his best to resolve the crisis between the NURTW leaders over the State Chairmanship tussle even before that rally.
“People should stop accusing K1 of not doing enough to resolve their crisis. Also, he didn’t abuse or insulted Governor Ambode as some are peddling,” he said.