The open endorsement of All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, by the Yoruba Nollywood actors on Wednesday divided Nigerians.
While some were in support of the choice of the actors, others claimed that the same set of actors were among those who allegedly heralded President General Muhammadu Buhari and attendant maladministration on Nigeria in 2015 and 2019.
The APC presidential candidate campaign receive a boost on Wednesday as Yoruba Nollywood superstars openly endorsed the former Lagos State governor.
According to the thespians, their support for the APC national leader had become imperative following his support for the movie industry, practitioners, and the ex-governor’s influence across the country.
The actors made their position known in a video clip shared by a veteran actor, Yinka Quadri, where some of his colleagues took turns to endorse Tinubu’s candidacy.
Those featured in the video clip were Yinka Quadri, Jide Kosoko, Fausat Balogun, Taiwo Hassan, Femi Adebayo, Shola Kosoko, Faithia Williams, Saheed Balogun, Murphy Afolabi, and Eniola Ajao among others.
But in reaction to the endorsement, Nigerians on Twitter expressed concern over the Yoruba actors’ support for Tinubu considering the fact that the country needed a fresh hand with ideas as a leader.
See some of the reactions below:
Yoruba actor is hungry and tribalism but Psquare is what…. Most of you are mad I just say lemme tell you people…. Good morning
— Dman (@d0ndutch) June 29, 2022
Psquare are free to support Peter Obi.
Yoruba actors are free to support BAT or Atiku.
I'm just concerned how someone will see Peter Obi and still go and vote for BAT.🤔
— Dr_Saater🇨🇦🇳🇬 (@Dr_Caater) June 29, 2022
Yoruba Nollywood did campaign for BuBu , why are y’all surprised they are doing for BAT? It’s not even about tribal whatever . You have your right , I have mine.
I can decide to give Kwankwaso my vote, it’s my choice .Campaign harder for your own and let’s hope the best man wins
— TheRemmySaheed 😏 (@Remmzor__) June 29, 2022
Peter Obi is not for Igbo, Hausa or Yoruba. He is for New Nigeria 🇳🇬
Please go and get your PVC.
— Debo (@Deborahgaji) June 29, 2022
I don’t have any issues with Yoruba actors and actresses declare their support for Tinubu, I’ve always opined that everyone is free to support whoever they want, we should all foster our candidate without attacking others for their own view.
— OTUNBA 🇨🇦 (@ManLikeIcey) June 29, 2022
A group of Yoruba actors made a jingle for BAT and you started ranting.
Psquare, Phyno, Flavour and a number of South-South & South-Eastern celebrities are rallying support for Peter Obi, so what’s the problem?
We cannot move forward with these double standards.
— 𝐓𝐚𝐢𝐰𝐨 𝐀𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐢 ℍ𝕆𝟚 (@taiwoalabiho2) June 29, 2022
Okey Bakassi/Psquare endorse Peter Obi = They know the right it, it's their right.
Yoruba actors endorse Tinubu = They are canceled, why only Yoruba, tribal people.
Focus on your candidate cos there will still be endorsements from your fav celebrities for their candidates.
— POOJA!!! (@PoojaMedia) June 29, 2022
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