“You are afraid”: the Franco-Beninese activist Kemi Seba deprogrammed from an LCP program
The French parliamentary channel LCP has decided to deprogram a program scheduled for this Sunday evening with the Franco-Beninese political activist Kemi Sebaaccused by some of being a relay of Russian propaganda.
This decision follows “discussions” with Renaissance MP Thomas Gassilloud, also chairman of the National Assembly’s National Defense and Armed Forces Committee, the public service channel announced on Twitter.
“I simply played the role of whistleblower,” Thomas Gassilloud told AFP, reached by telephone. LCP wants to do a series on Africa and give the floor “to everyone to bring different points of view”, he explained.
Kemi Seba, who denounces in particular the “neo-colonialism” of the Western powers in Africa, was thus interviewed by Yves Thréard in the program Les Grands Entretiens, a 28-minute magazine which was to be broadcast at 11:30 p.m.
“The show is on my hard drive, it will appear tomorrow”
The problem is that Kemi Seba “is not a simple political activist”, underlined Thomas Gassilloud, accusing the person concerned of being a “relay of Russian propaganda” and of serving “a foreign power which feeds anti- French “.
The deputy underlined the difficulty of giving the floor to as many people as possible in a democracy without being the relay of ill-intentioned people. “In addition to speech, intentionality must be taken into account,” he said.
Kemi Seba, also president of the NGO Urgences Panafricanistes, has promised to make the program public on Monday. “The show is on my hard drive, it will appear tomorrow,” he said on Twitter.
“When the head of AQIM is interviewed by FRANCE 24, do you mind, dear settlers? When (the far-right French polemicist, editor’s note) Zemmour is invited everywhere to spit his hatred of blacks and Arabs, does that not bother you either? But when I speak in your media, is it the END OF TIMES? You are AFRAID”, he also launched on the social network.
Kemi Seba’s programming on LCP had aroused many indignant comments, in particular from Nathalie Loiseau, MEP and former Minister for European Affairs or the International League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism (Licra).