Nigerians have expressed displeasure with some of their favorite Nollywood actors for endorsing Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a candidate for president.
A list of the Tinubu/Shettima Women Presidential Campaign Team has made its way to the internet and has created an uproar.
Top Nollywood actresses, Joke Silva, Mercy Johnson Okojie, Fausat Balogun, Bahama Sadau and more have made the list.
According to Punch, the ruling All Progressives Congress on Independence Day announced the composition of the women’s campaign train with First Lady Aisha Buhari; Senator Oluremi Tinubu and Hajiya Nana, wife of the vice presidential candidate, Senator Kashim Shettima, leading the pack.
In the 70-page campaign document, no fewer than 33 Nollywood and Kannywood actors were listed under the Creative and Entertainment Category.
They included veteran thespian, Joke Silva who chairs the category, Fausat Balogun, Rahama Sadau, Remi Oshodi, Mercy Johnson Okojie, Rose Odika, Sola Kosoko, Lanre Hassan (Iya Awero) Hajiya Nas, Lizzy Jay (Omo Ibadan), Princess Kalihat Bello, among others.
Following the news, many have expressed disappointment in Joke Silva and Mercy Johnson for pitching tent with the party.
@Miz Essa wrote, ” Normally na, they don’t care about the country. They are all doing well. If they wan relocate na once. So I’m not surprised. If all of them like, let them make the list. It’s still Peter Obi 2023 periodtttt.
@House of Magdalene wrote, “They have proven to us that they are hungry Celebs that would rather have a broken system than a better Nigeria shame on them.
@Alterum wrote, “All good citizens of Nigeria should make a note of these names. These are some of people who have always sold their conscience for money but they are now being revealed and want to sell your future for their stomachs and greed!!.
@Lobby wrote, “Joke Silva just fall my hand as the saying goes “money answereth all things”.
@Ifeoma Emeli wrote, “I am disappointed with Mercy Johnson and Joke Silva.
@Alterum added, “I have lost all respect for Joke Silva!!.
See post below:
Joke Silva, Mercy Johnson, Rahama Sadau, Other Celebs Make Tinubu's Women Campaign Team
Top Nollywood actresses have been listed on the Tinubu/Shettima Women Presidential Campaign Team, which was released on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/AG8PPisgMp
— Punch Newspapers (@MobilePunch) October 1, 2022