Before the last general elections held in April 2011, those in the showbiz industry in Nigeria mobilized for and endorsed President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan as Nigeria’s next President after the death of President Yar’adua.
President Jonathan gained the sympathy of many Nigerians based on how he rose to power, especially from a poor background.
In one of his pre-election campaigns, one of Mohits members, D Banj, interviewed the President who was then an acting president. That development gave birth to insinuations that D Banj and Mohits crew were paid for their support for the President.
The recent removal of the hotly debated fuel subsidy by the President on New Year’s day has brought about tongue-lashing on President Jonathan by the masses and some Nigerian celebrities.
One of such is the boss of Mohits crew, Michael Elebeli Collins, who is well known as Don Jazzy, he said, “I hardly regret decisions I make. That my one vote added to put the current government in power is one decision I regret with all my heart.”
Bearing his mind further, this Delta State talented music producer said, “what I don’t know is if the man we all voted for deceived us knowing [that] he would turn out like this or he is not the one leading us. May God help us.
“God knows that government has not given Mohits any penny like I have always told you guys. I am boldly putting [it] out here for anybody to
We all voted for the guy [President Jonathan] because at the time, we thought and believed he would be the one to move the country
forward. My conscience is clear,” he concluded.
The fuel subsidy removal has seen fuel price skyrocketed from N65 to N141 – N158. It has also been greeted with widespread condemnation and protests around the country with deaths already recorded.
- Osaremen Ehi James