- Elections season is fast approaching and Nigerian entertainers are doing their bit in supporting preferred candidates
- PDP’s Atiku Abubakar, LP’s Peter Obi and APC’s Bola Ahmed Tinubu are all candidates vying to become the next president of Nigeria
- While celebrities are free to make their choice, some individuals who declared support for Tinubu have received heavy backlash on social media
The 2023 general election is fast approaching and Nigerian citizens are more determined than ever before to get it right with the crop of leaders elected into office.
While there are many offices and positions to be filled, Nigerians are particularly interested in the office of the president and the individual who would be taking the reins of power from President Mohammadu Buhari.
Former vice-president Atiku Abubakar managed to clinch the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)’s ticket and is the party’s presidential candidate.
Road to 2023 Elections: Popular Nigerian celebrities who have declared support for presidential aspirants
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Lagos state former governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is also seeking to become Nigeria’s president after clinching the All Progressive Congress (APC)’s presidential ticket.
While each candidate is building momentum and bagging support on social media, public figures who declare for Tinubu seem to be receiving backlash on social media.
Legit.ng has compiled a list below:
The music sparked reactions on social media some weeks ago after coming out to say he is not opposed to a Tinubu presidency.
"To be honest, when it comes down to it, if the ticket does not find its way east, a Tinubu presidency should be a thing to look forward to," a post on his Twitter page read.
Brymo's position immediately subjected him to heavy criticisms on social media with his staunch fans equally disagreeing with him over his choice of a presidential candidate.
2. Comedian Mr Jollof
The comic star has been one known to heavily criticise the state of the nation and call out past, and current leaders for the roles they have played.
See a video below:
One social media user who criticised the entertainer wrote:
"Mr jollof na hungry fellow o na belle politics that’s why I can never take him serious."
3. Eniola Badmus
Even though it should come as no surprise that Nollywood's Eniola Badmus is a staunch supporter of the Tinubu family, many are still dragging her for her political affiliations.
Months after celebrating her godmother, Remi Tinubu's 61st birthday, Badmus publicly declared for a Tinubu presidency on social media.
The Cable reports that the Nollywood actress commented "Tinubu all the way" under an Instagram post where blogger, Tunde Ednut, had asked his followers for their preferred presidential candidate.
Peter Obi could have been my running mate, Kwankwaso
Legit.ng previously reported that the presidential candidate of the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso, said Peter Obi, could have been his running mate.
Recall that on May 27, Obi joined the Labour Party hours after announcing the resignation of his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Going further, he said the NNPP would shop for a popular vice-presidential candidate from the south after its national convention.