Charles Inojie, the Nollywood actor, has enjoined Nigerians not to vote based on religious and ethnic sentiments in 2023.
The film star was reacting to a video of Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, addressing the rise in Peter Obi’s fanbase ahead of next year’s election.
Obi is the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP). In recent times, his supporters, who identify themselves as ‘Obidient’, have become a major force across social media platforms.
In the video, Obaseki stressed the need for stakeholders in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to market the party more to Nigerians.
Reacting to the video clip, Inojie taunted the governor, saying “the Obidient movement is hitting nearer home.”
The actor also called on Nigerians to vote for competent candidates, regardless of where they come from.
“It is now common knowledge that the only platform we need to reclaim Nigeria is the common pain that the ruling class has inflicted on the average Nigerian over the years,” he wrote.
“Poverty and lack in the face of plenty, economic misery in a land of surplus or palpable fear of insecurity in supposed peace time have no respect for religion or ethnicity. A poor Nigerian in Agenebode is a poor Nigerian in Sabon-Garri.
“OBJ’s presidency did not make the people of Owu, Abeokuta or Sango Otta in Ogun state the most prosperous Nigerians. GEJ’s presidency did not make Otueke the Eldorado of Nigeria. PMB is probably not even as popular in his home state as he is in mine.”
The movie star also endorsed Obi for president, arguing he remains the best man for the job.
“Bottomline is, if you are still thinking of voting across tribal or religious divides, you are living in the past. The #Obidient generation has since moved past those primordial considerations,” he added.
“They want the best man for the job irrespective of where he is from or what religion he practices. They have elected to commit their votes to the man who can guarantee a secured future for them.
“They prefer a Nigeria where the son of nobody can become somebody without knowing anybody. They would rather belong in a country where meritocracy is the order of the day. Won’t you rather belong here? #Obidient2023.”
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