Following the direct attack on the Federal Goverment by one of Nigeria's top music act, Peter Okoye, the All Progressive Congress (APC) Youth Renaissance Group have urged the right security agencies to arrest him.
This is coming after a patriotic plan by the Federal Government to stop movie and video productions outside Nigeria (abroad).
Below is a signed statement by the groups National Secretary, Mr Collins Edward, addressing not just Peter but P'Square, the Okoyes -
"We read the scurrilous remarks credited to Mr Peter Okoye ofthe Psquare group against the Federal Government's jobs 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
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."