- Popular Nigerian singer, J Martins, who initially announced his ambition to run for a political post in Abia state has rescinded the decision
- J Martins in a lengthy post on Instagram declared that he will no longer be contesting to become an honourable member of the House of Representatives
- The singer said he will be stepping down after wide consultations and threw his weight behind whoever his party picks
Singer turned politician, J Martins, announced that he will no longer be running for the position of the Federal House of Representative of the Arochukwu/Ohafia constituency.
J Martins in a lengthy post on Instagram declared that he initially sought the office due to pressure from his constituents and other people who deemed him qualified for the role.
He also said that having consulted his political godfather, party leaders and other important people he has stepped down from contesting in the best interest of his party.
The singer also vowed that he will be supporting the candidate his party presents for the position.
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Nigerians react to J Martins' post
Social media users have reacted differently to J Martins' post about stepping down.
Legit.ng picked some of the comments, read below:
"Wishing you the very best in all future endeavours."
"I salute your courage. All the best. I stand with you bro. Keep soaring."
"E good, just save your money if not they go chop am clean mouth."
"Nice one. Just keep giving us good music biko ."
"This one don go see wetin pass am na to jakpa.... Baba politics na black movement make for mosters."
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