28th November, 2021
Nollywood actor Mr. Ibu has earned himself some criticisms on social media after he declared Atiku Abubakar his 2023 presidential candidate a few hours after he endorsed Bola Tinubu.
In a video that went viral on Friday, Mr. Ibu was seen alongside other Nollywood actors ‘pledging alliance’ to the National leader of APC.
However, in a twist of event, the actor took to his verified Instagram page on Saturday to declare his support for Atiku.
According to him, he only endorsed Tinubu because he was invited by his associates as an actor.
He noted that he will support Atiku for the 2023 presidency.
Mr Ibu said that Atiku has been like a father to him and the former Vice-President got him a house to ‘use for the main time’. Okafor noted that his presidential candidate in the 2023 election is Atiku Abubakar.
Part of his speech in the video stated, “People approached me about Tinubu’s involvement to contest for the next president of Nigeria. I am a completely independent person; in the area that I perform, I am a comedian, musician and actor. Anything that has to do with anybody, people come to me and I address me in that direction. I know what to do.
“I do not know why this thing is going on like this. From time, I will never run sideways. It has been me and Atiku all this while, he has taken me places. If Atiku is running for president, certainly, because he has done a lot of things for me; there was a time he changed my house. He is like a father to me. He is contesting for president under PDP, certainly, I will be working for him. Atiku is my candidate.”
However, with Mr. Ibu’s explanation, some Nigerians believed he is a confused man.
Below are some of the reactions on social media.
“Mr man your talking like a confused person. Stay one place and stop talking gibberish,” a commentator noted.
Another said: “I no longer have any respect for Mr Ibu. You are confused.”
“I’m highly disappointed in you sir,” Engr Fidel noted.