Peter Okoye says he would have voted for Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo if he was contesting against Orji Kalu, the chief whip of the senate.
The singer was using the two politicians as a reference to explain that his support for Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate, isn’t because they are of the same tribe.
“If you think I am supporting PETER OBI because he is Igbo, try replacing him with Yemi Osibanjo against Orji Uzo Kalu and see if myself and Igbos won’t massively vote for Yemi Osibanjo,” the singer wrote.
If you think i am supporting PETER OBI because he is Igbo, try replacing him with Yemi Osibanjo against Orji Uzo Kalu and see if myself and Igbos won’t massively vote for Yemi Osibanjo.✅ #VotePeterObiForPresident2023 pic.twitter.com/IwcwF6GNEVAdvertisement
— Peter Okoye MrP (@PeterPsquare) February 20, 2023
Peter Okoye has been very vocal about this year’s presidential election.
In May 2022, the singer endorsed Obi as his preferred presidential candidate.
He has also attended several rallies with the Labour Party presidential candidate.
He recently performed with Paul, his twin brother, at the final lap of Obi’s campaign which was held at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) in Lagos.
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 Obi, Tinubu of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPC).
Kalu, who has been advocating for a south-easterner to become the next president, earlier withdrew from the presidential race.
He thereafter endorsed Senate President Ahmad Lawan for the presidency.
Osinbajo, on the other hand, contested for the APC presidential ticket with Tinubu but lost the primary election – a development that elicited mixed reactions.
Following his defeat at the primaries, the vice-president congratulated Tinubu, adding that the former Lagos governor’s experience will contribute positively to Nigeria’s prosperity.
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