'I am not a cultist' minister of sports cries out

Every work day, Solomon Dalung, the Nigeria minister of sports and youth development wears a khaki shirt and trouser and puts on a red beret. Every single work day, from Monday to Friday, apart from public holidays.
Why does he do it? That’s a question many have asked which has led some to allege that he is a cultist.
“The red beret is my signature for the long struggle of the change for good governance in Nigeria,” Solomon Dalung has said in a recent interview.
He claimed that he wore “the same regalia” when there was an attempt to abort an election and mobilized Nigerians to occupy INEC office. We are not sure of which incident he’s referring to here.
“When there was an attempt to scuttle the war against corruption and I wore the same red beret and even a red camouflage and mobilised and occupied the Villa then I was not a cult member. When I went to take oath of office as Minister, I appeared in the same manner, I was not a cult member, but suddenly I took over the ministry of Youths and Sports, I told people that anybody who approached me with bribe, I will invite the law to reconcile the matter then I became a cult member. I think Nigerians should understand the logic behind this things, the meaning of what am wearing, I am a human rights and social justice and anti-corruption crusader,” he said.
According to him, the dressing is taken after Che Guevara, a revolutionary who dedicated his life to the struggle of the common people, and Thomas Sankara, who also wore red cap.
“The philosophy of red cap is that leaders should measure their conduct with the well being of the common people than any other person.
“We are moved about them, we are passionate about them, we are moved about them, so the red beret revolution is a philosophy of those who believe that the common people should be given desirable attention so that their living condition can be improved and is taken after these two men that I have mentioned. But don’t forget that even in 1778 during the first French revolution, the revolutionaries who reigned signified the blood of those who died fighting for change,” the Minister said.

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