Veteran actor, Jide Kosoko has reacted to criticism over his support for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu.
VANTAGE NEWS had reported that Kosoko and other Yoruba actors and actresses in a viral video endorsed the former Governor of Lagos State to become the President in 2023.
Kosoko’s endorsement receives widespread criticism on social media. Many accused the actor of receiving money to openly support the septogenarian to replace President Muhammadu Buhari.
Other critics labelled the 64-year-old Kosoko a tribal bigot for chosing to pitch tents with someone of his tribe.
However, the actor in reaction in his Instagram account, stated that he has witnessed the achievements of Tinubu, adding that Tinubu despite his age loves the youth and has raised so many politically.
He wrote: “I stand with Tinubu. I have witnessed his achievement as a Genuine Leader over the years, his support for humanity and the creative industry in particular. I am convinced he is a lover of old and new, especially the youth, considering the number he has raised politically, the Majority of who is doing well as leaders today.”
“Meaning he believes so much in youth as leaders of tomorrow as in today. Please give him the opportunity to complete transferring the technical know-how on his God-choosing assignment. ignore hate speeches by opponents and enemies. HONESTLY, WE NEED HIM. Let it not be another best president we would not have. Arise larika, arika baba iregun.”
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