Pyrates Confraternity speaks on Emilokan video

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The National Association of Seadogs aka Pyrates Confraternity on Tuesday broke its silence on a tending video of its members singing a song described in some quarters as a mockery of the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

The song was a parody of a term known as ‘Emilokam,’ used by Tinubu during a meeting with APC delegates in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

The term has subsequently been deployed to various uses.

The group’s founder, Prof. Wole Soyinka, had described the song as being in bad taste, noting that it was not in the character of its members to mock physical disabilities or infirmities of anyone.

In two tweets, titled, ‘SETTING THE RECORDS STRAIGHT,’ it said: “Quite contrary to the manner in which certain aspects of the video are being portrayed, no aspect of this procession or the event itself was political. Rather it was the typical climax of our annual general meeting.

We are determined to continue to use our social programmes, intellectual platforms and our compelling songs to advocate for good governance and accountability.”

 

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