- With less than 9 months to go before the 2023 general election, Nigerians and some entertainment industry celebrities have endorsed their favorite candidates
- This has often sparked disagreements on social media, with some celebrities ending up being dragged along while others being applauded for their choice of candidate
- However, there are some celebrities who have chosen to sit on the fence and instead would not endorse their candidate but would urge Nigerians to get their PVC
With the inauguration of former Lagos governor Bola Tinubu as bearer of the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential flag, the conditions for the 2023 presidential elections are in place.
In addition to Tinubu, there are two other candidates, Atiku Abubakar from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi from the Labor Party (LP).
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In the past few weeks, popular celebrities have endorsed their favorite candidates out of these three aspirants.
In this article, we look at the list of popular celebrities who have endorsed their favorite candidate:
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While the BBNaija reality star has yet to endorse Atiku, some netizens believed his video chat with the presidential nominee was a means to win the public over to him.
Cross made headlines after he had the rare opportunity to make a video call with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate.
Sharing a photo on his official Twitter page, Cross asked his followers if they had any idea who would become Atiku’s running mate.
The Nigerian singer-songwriter is one of the few celebrities to come out publicly to support the APC’s Tinubu.
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Responding to a tweet, Brymo said Tinubu is the man with a plan who should be allowed to run the country despite being old.
The singer also said it was time for a city boy to rule the country, referring to the former Lagos governor.
3. Peter and Paul Okoye from Psquare
The twin brothers and singers have lined up behind LP candidate Peter Obi.
In a statement on his social media timeline, Peter declared his support for Obi on social media and urged other Nigerians to do the same.
“He is the most qualified to save and fix our beloved country! A disciplined and principled man. Peter Obi will tell you the place, name and time of his actions,” he wrote in an IG post.
Like his twin brother, Paul took to his Instagram page with a photo post of him posing with Obi as he advised Nigerians not to get it wrong again as it would be another eight years of suffering.
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Former President of the Lagos branch of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), MC Oluomo, is a big supporter of Tinubu and has always promoted it.
After Tinubu’s performance, MC Oluomo was among the first to send a congratulatory message to the APC contestant when a video of him dancing went viral on social media.
Talented rapper Erigga seemed to have taken his time before coming down to his favorite candidate as he openly supported Obi.
Erriga wrote in a post via Twitter:
“I don’t choose Peter Obi to vote for✅.”
6. Chidi Mokeme
Nollywood veteran Chidi Mokeme is among the popular celebrities who supported Obi as he urged fans and followers to choose their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) before 2023.
7. Robust man
The veteran rapper and activist has also shown support for LP contestant Obi.
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8. Paul plays Dairo
A veteran musician said in a post that he has been a member of the PDP since 2001. Responding to a fan who said many didn’t know he was an ambassador for Atiku, the singer replied:
“Abeg don’t worry I’ve been with PDP since 2001, I don’t hack body money, I work and get paid. Thanks.”
9. Okay Bakassi
Veteran comedian Okey Bakassi is another celebrity who has endorsed Peter Obi as he said he admires the politician’s courage.
“I like the substance-based campaign he’s running, I admire his courage and principles… and I await his next move.”
Nollywood actress Kate Henshaw has also declared herself the LP presidential nominee. The actress responded to Obi’s tweet about his 2023 competition by simply saying “yes” under his tweet.
We’ll keep updating this list as more celebrities endorse their favorite candidates in the coming months.
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Election 2023: It used to be our parents’ problem, now it’s ours – Mayorkun
The Holy Father’s beloved singer and crooner Mayorkun made a profound statement during the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary.
Mayorkun stressed in a statement that in the past elections in the country were only a matter for parents. However, he added that this is now everyone’s problem in the country.
The DMW artist said:
“Gone are the days when the country’s problem used to be our parents’ problems, now they are ours!”