Numerous celebrities have used social media platforms to express their feelings about the upcoming presidential elections in 2023, which have been marred by allegations of tribal politics, forms of discrimination, and manipulation.
Nigerian celebrities such as Adekunle Gold, Simi, Adesua Etomi, Harrysong, and others have spoken out about the corrupt practices and tribalism concerning the 2023 elections.
Adekunle Gold described tribalism as a stupid act in a tweet. He also accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of being the most irresponsible body.
Tribalism, according to singer Simi, is a show of arrogance. She also called the election a pack of lies and one of the worst she had ever witnessed.
Adesua Etomi, an actress, stated on Twitter that anyone who engages in tribalism is doing something fundamentally wrong.
Media personality and actor Debo Macaroni condemned the use of violent behaviour, harassment, and manipulation in some parts of the country as election tactics.
Cavemen, a highlife group, took to Twitter to call INEC a terrorist organization and to condemn tribalism.
Singer Harrysong took to Instagram to call INEC a corrupt organization and the voting process a hoax.
Actress Iyabo Ojo has spoken out about the election, urging that personal gains be set aside for the greater good.
Nigerians voted on Saturday, February 25th, to nominate a fresh president and the leaders of the National Assembly. The election was marked by the emergence of a following force in the form of Labour Party’s Peter Obi.
While voting was quiet in some states, there were articles of widespread violent acts across multiple states, including tactical disenfranchisement, harassment, intimidation, and the destruction of voting materials.
Labour Party refuses to accept the presidential election outcome and the PDP responds to the lag in uploading new results.
The election results from the 36 states are still being compiled at the International Conference Centre in Abuja, where observers from all over the world have gathered to monitor the vote.
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