Bright Okpocha, Nigerian comedian known to fans as Basketmouth, says he would vie for Nigeria’s presidency in 2019 if Donald Trump wins the US presidential election.


Trump, the Republican party candidate, will square up against Hillary Clinton of the Democratic party, on November 8 when Americans will vote for their next president.

The comedian, who’s particularly vocal about political issues, said: “If Donald Trump wins the US election, I’m so running for the Presidential election in Nigeria 2019”.

Basketmouth recently blamed Goodluck Jonathan, former president, for the economic problems bedevilling the country.


He had also noted that he did not campaign for president Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, during the last general election.

“While many of my colleagues, friends and family members campaigned for the PDP, APC and various candidates during the last elections (and I cannot emphasize enough that it is their right to do so), I never campaigned for Buhari or any other politician.

“Indeed, I personally hoped that he would win the election and perhaps that was evident in my body language and I am happy he won. But I did not campaign for him.


“Nigeria was in a bad place by the end of the last administration and it was only a matter of time before we would have suffered the plights of Brazil and Venezuela.

“Truth of the matter is that I would have voted anyone that could speak 2 words of English against GEJ and that’s strictly based on the amount of greed and selfishness we witnessed from members of his administration in the 6 years that he sat on the rock.

“They put us in this septic tank we are in right now…. well, that and the oil price downfall among other things,” Basketmouth had said.


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