The National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) has declared that they would not be supporting any candidates in the general elections of 2023 for the office of president or any other office.
According to Anaedoonline.ng, a viral video shows members of the Pyrates Confraternity dancing and singing, “Hand dey shake, leg dey shake, baba wey no well he dey shout Emi Lokan.”
Making fun of Tinubu because of his illness is something that Professor Wole Soyinka, who formed Pyrates Confraternity as a university student in Ibadan, Nigeria, felt repugnant.
The NAS Captain, Mr. Abiola Owoaje, stated that the viral video was incorrectly misconstrued and insisted that the confraternity is apolitical during a conference conducted late on Monday.
The NAS Cap’n insisted that it was the customary conclusion of its annual general meeting and that, during the organization’s existence, none of its events have ever been biased politically.
He said: “Never. It is an unfair characterization and offends everything that we stand for.
“Indeed, this would cause offense to even our own members that are also, unfortunately, afflicted and this would never be condoned.
“For the avoidance of doubt, between August 4 and August 6, 2022, the National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) was in Ikeja, Lagos, for our 46th Annual General Meeting. This event was attended by over 2,000 of our members who came to Lagos from all over the world.
“As part of the activities, we were at the Isheri Primary Health Centre on Thursday 4th August, where we provided free medical services to the Isheri Community.
“Over 300 people were assisted with various forms of medical treatment. We were also at the Police Hospital, Area F, Ikeja, where we donated substantial quantities of PPEs and other medical supplies.
“These were part of our NAS Medical Mission which was founded in 2012. In the 11 years since then, we have organised over 50 free medical missions that has made a difference to many disadvantaged communities across Nigeria.
“Part of the annual general meeting was the review of all our advocacy, humanitarian and operational activities for the year.
“This, then, as usual, culminated in a celebratory procession. An aspect of this yearly process that we have undertaken for the last 46 years.
“In our view, it proceeded without event, until this extremely limited video made this appearance.”
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