By Abimbola Ogunnaike
Following the declaration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as President-elect by the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, Nigerian entertainers have taken to their social media accounts to express their views about Saturday, 25 February, 2023, presidential poll held nationwide.
For instance, legendary Nollywood actress and die hard supporter of Tinubu, Joke Silva, via her verified Instagram account showered praise Tinubu over his presidential victory.
Sharing some campaign videos of Tinubu on her page, she took to the caption section with these congratulatory words, “Congratulations!!!!
“Congratulations Nigeria. We live in a country where we’re able to vote. Despite the myriad challenges we faced, we have a new President-Elect.
“Love & good wishes to everyone & their families. May we reap the benefits of socioeconomic growth, good governance, justice & peace (Madam Yemisi Kuti).”
Also, actor turned politician, Desmond Elliot, took to his verified Instagram page as he posted a video of himself dancing with other APC supporters over the victory of Tinubu. In the caption section of the post, he wrote, “Congratulations Naija. Renewed Hope !!! JAGABAN Hope Renewed!!!”
Popular Nollywood actress, Eniola Badmus was also not left out in showering praise on Tinubu. In the early hours of Wednesday, 1 March, 2023, Badmus, via her verified Instagram shared a picture of herself and the president-elect with the congratulatory message, “Congratulations daddy.”
Sharing the picture of the Nigerian flag, famous Nollywood star Yul Edochie, via his Instagram account simply said, “It is well. A new and better Nigeria will come. Nigeria will be great again.”