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APC Calls For Arrest Of Psquare For Reportedly Insulting FG Over Music Video Production Location

APC Calls For Arrest Of Psquare For Reportedly Insulting FG Over Music Video Production Location

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The ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to Peter and Paul Okoye of P-square’s perceived ‘insult’ on the Federal government of Nigeria over location of music video production. The twin brothers on their Instagram pages questioned the federal government’s purported move to ban production of music videos abroad, alleging they are trying to control what they never supported. In a statement signed by the APC Youths National Secretary, Collins Edwin, Peter Okoye were described as a “son of darkness.”

“We read the scurrilous remarks credited to Mr Peter Okoye of the Psquare group against the Federal Government’s job-saving policy in the entertainment industry with great anger and vexation.

“Least of all persons to make scathing remark against the government is the Psquare group which the local content policy of the Federal Government dusted-up from the valley of obscurity.

“Where was Peter Okoye or Psquare brand in 1999 when foreign music dominated our airwaves? If not for the government policy which mandated all broadcast stations in Nigeria to pay attention to Nigerian music by playing 95 percent of Nigerian songs every day, would Peter Okoye or Psquare be known to anybody in Nigeria today?

“Or would they have competed with better American music which dominated our airwaves then?

“After the government have used its policy to brush them up from nothing to something; instead of giving opportunity to other people, they are taking Nigerian jobs to foreign countries through the shooting of music videos abroad.

“Now that government have intervened to raise great and better entertainers again, Peter Okoye has the gut to insult the entire Federal Government by calling our great leaders ‘Ndi Ala’ which means mad and stupid people. How dare you say that Psquare?

“We, therefore, urge the security agencies in the country to arrest Mr Peter Okoye for disrespecting our government and bringing it to a disrepute.

“If you cannot produce in Nigeria and hire Nigerians, then leave the industry. We must export Nigerian culture to the outside world through our music and videos.”

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  1. So freedom of expression has been erased from our constitution? In PDP’s government one can say anything and still walk the street freely but in APC’s time anything you say agents will call for an arrest because their government have been insulted. Freedom of expression is part of our fundamental human right and we operate a democratic system of government not dictatorship. Agents pls allow the government focus more on issues affecting the masses than on arrest o

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