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Toni Wirtanen writes the band's website. He says band mate, drummer Sipe Santa Santa have registered for the National Coalition Party, Sauli Niinistö supporter of the presidential election.
- On my own behalf I wish to withdraw from all involvement in Niinistö campaign - or indeed any political campaign, Wirtanen writes.
Singer points out, that leaves the matter to Apulanta on behalf of the band.
Wirtanen says that everyone has the right to political opinion.
- But I can not accept the fact that Santa Santa through the participation of our band's name will be connected to the Niinistö campaign, Wirtanen says.
- There is bound to get a picture, Apulanta that the band would be campaigning for the presidency on behalf Niinistö. This is not the case.
Santa Santa's operation is Wirtanen, the band's long-standing conflict with the line that the band did not leave the politics to take a stand.
- I am very annoyed and disappointed with Santa Santa's solution, and I can not understand why he has it ended up, to recognize Wirtanen.
He says he also expressed regret on behalf of their fans, which in his own way, "this is a farce vaivaannuttava angry and ashamed."
Strong positions on the end Wirtanen stress that I get her out of the performance is not a position adopted by Pekka Haavisto for Greens' campaign in favor.
Apulanta former bassist, Tuukka Temonen on the document image is currently Sauli Niinistö.