Zack Orji, the Nigerian actor, has come under criticism on social media after he was spotted at the venue of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primary in Abuja.
The APC on Tuesday held its special convention at Eagles Square in the federal capital territory to elect its flagbearer for the 2023 presidential election.
During the event, Orji was seen alongside other movie stars including Gentle Jack and Benedict Johnson waving hands at the crowd amid cheers from other party loyalists.
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— Voiceofnaija.ng (@voiceofnaijang) June 7, 2022
The actor’s attendance at the event has continued to provoke a plethora of negative reactions on Twitter, with several Nigerians calling him out over his seeming support for the ruling party.
The APC has faced criticism on several occasions over its alleged inability to tackle insecurity and other challenges confronting the nation.
Many users, therefore, wondered why the actor would be supporting the party amid renewed calls for good leadership in the country.
Critics also tackled him for not supporting Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), who is from the south-east.
Although some users defended the actor, arguing that people should not be criticised for their political choices.
“All these twitter political activist wannabe dragging “Zack Orji” and his friends. Shaming people of their choice of party or candidate won’t win you the vote you need. Their voters card, their choice,” a user wrote.
“Seeing Zack Orji on the podium and all other Nollywood guys shows that some of them don’t know what they’re doing. How much dem pay una self @ZackOrji and co,” another user wrote.
Similarly, a user wrote: “Nollywood abi shitwood actors! Zack Orji, Jack and Co… U guys should have told us you are hungry na. Shame shame shame! Shame. I am crying for Nigeria.”
Here’s what others have to say:
— Tolulope Maha (@tolulope_maha) June 7, 2022
The last time I saw Zack Orji at Shoprite Enugu, he was looking mal-nutritioned. I'm not surprised. pic.twitter.com/SHsDSwB2iX
— Ochenwari Properties, Enugu (@OchenwariProps) June 7, 2022
No be the same Zack Orji wey tell us say make we stay wise on WGB ads I dey see for this APC primaries?? Omo
— ABIJA WARA bì SMOOCHEY (@SMOOCHEY001) June 7, 2022
Seeing Zack Orji waving his hands at #APCPrimaries makes me so angry. No wonder Liz Benson dey poison am everytime for film. I learnt he’s a pastor
Bola Ahmed Tinubu
— HansomeOfAshanti 🇬🇭🇬🇭 (@Reekyscuti) June 7, 2022
— AUNTY SABINUS (@AuntySabinus) June 7, 2022
Zack orji, gentle jack and the Co actors and actress what a disgrace all in the name of money u all sold ur birth right.shame on u pic.twitter.com/oXfwQiDPp4
— RAASO J LINKS ENTERPRISES (@IAMRSUNKY2) June 7, 2022
Zack Orji's acting career went downhill since he started bleaching 😪
— Èmi náà fé sé Prézzdènt (@Chydyndu) June 7, 2022
Zack Orji? I thought he became a pastor. It is now obvious who is bankrolling all these so-called Nollywood veterans. See how he was waving his hand like a clown. Get your PVC folks. Vote for Peter Obi!!!
— Sir David Onyemaizu🦍 (@SirDavidBent) June 7, 2022
I never knew Zack Orji, Gentle Jack, Labista, Uche Ogbodo are fools. We are now getting to know our enemies, the enemies of the future.
— kingsley Okechukwu Okafor (@Cesck_Ozil) June 7, 2022
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