Toyin Abraham, the Nollywood actress, says her support for Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is not money driven.
In January, the film star said that she may vote for Tinubu because she “loves him”.
“I love Asiwaju and I’m speaking about myself. I love him. And I’ll vote for him because I love him. Although I’ve not decided, I’m just telling you. And because of the things he has done for my industry,” she had said.
Toyin’s choice of candidate had provoked a mixed bag of criticisms and kudos on social media.
In a recent Instagram live session with Kemi Afolabi, Toyin took a shot at the Nigerians criticising her for supporting Tinubu.
She also said those who placed curses on her were wasting their time because “I didn’t collect any money” from the APC presidential candidate.
Toyin said she is a Nigerian and should not be bullied over her choice of candidate.
“If anybody curses me or swears at me, it can’t affect me because I didn’t collect money. Only those that took money will be affected,” she said.
“I, Oluwatoyin, I didn’t collect money neither did I campaign for anyone but we’re having this discussion because this is my country, I’m Nigerian and I gave birth to my child here.
“Nobody can pay me. I’m making my money, I sell my movies in cinemas, I sell them on platforms, I’m making my money and I’m fine. The point is to choose your candidate and don’t bully me.”
Nigerians will go to the polls on February 25 to elect a new president. A total of 18 candidates will participate in the presidential election.
But four candidates are leading the race for the election.
They include Tinubu, Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPC).
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