2023 Elections: 6 Nigerian Celebrities And Who They Support

2023 Elections: 6 Nigerian Celebrities And Who They Support

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The presidential campaign movement that has gripped Nigeria ahead of the 2023 election is not only seen as being controlled and pushed by common Nigerians but is also one that many Nigerian celebrities, have bought into.

Although there are 18 presidential contenders gunning for President Muhammadu Buhari’s current seat across different political parties, there are three main political movements – the Obidients, Atikulates, and Jagabans.

With the elections just five days away, PBA has listed 6 Nigerian celebrities who have publicly showcased their support for any of the three major contenders.

Funke Akindele (Atiku Abubakar)

Nollywood actor and producer Funke Akindele is an ardent advocate for Atiku Abubakar. She is also Olajide Adediran’s running mate for the PDP in the 2023 Lagos State governorship election. Akindele has advocated for herself and Atiku using her platform.

Desmond Elliot (Ahmed Tinubu)

Desmond Elliott, a Nollywood actor and film producer, is a registered APC member and a known supporter of the party’s presidential candidate.

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The actor has been seen wearing t-shirts and face caps customised with Tinubu’s insignia as a public gesture of his support. Elliot has also urged people to support his party’s presidential candidate.

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Kenneth Okonkwo (Peter Obi)

Kenneth Okonkwo, a well-known Nollywood actor, is another famous person who has publicly backed the Labour Party candidate.

The actor was formerly a member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) but switched to the Labour Party. He was recently appointed to the Peter Obi Presidential Council and became the campaign committee’s spokesperson.

P-Square (Peter Obi)

Peter Obi’s ardent supporters include internationally renowned Nigerian singers and brothers Paul and Peter Okoye. The duo have greatly supported his candidacy since he declared his presidential ambitions as a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) member.

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Paul and Peter continue to support the Obi movement even after Obi left the PDP to join the Labour Party.

Joke Silva (Bola Tinubu)

The veteran actor has been a supporter of the All Progressives Congress and its candidate, especially at the federal level. Recall that after the party emerged victorious in the 2019 general election, she sent a congratulatory note to President Mohammadu Buhari and other stakeholder members of the party.

Silva is the Chairman of the Creative and Entertainment Industry Committee of the Tinubu-Shettima Women’s Presidential Campaign Council. Her appointment was met with mixed reactions by many people.

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Bankole ‘Banky W’ Wellington (Atiku Abubakar)

Singer and actor Bankole Wellington, a.k.a. “BankyW,” recently joined the PDP, where he got a ticket to contest the National Assembly election in the Eti-Osa Federal Constituency, Lagos.

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He has recently and openly endorsed Atiku Abubakar’s presidential ambitions. He gave Atiku a fine welcome when he visited the Eti-Osa Federal Constituency.

The singer has been canvassing votes for Atiku and himself using his platform.

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