Celebrities have joined the political frenzy that has since taken over the airwaves as Nigerians eagerly await the February 2023 presidential elections.
Nigerians will congregate at the polling places on February 25, 2023, to choose the person who will govern the country for four years.
In this article, AfriqPulsetv.com lists a few famous Nigerians who identify as “ObiDients,” a term used to denote Peter Obi supporters.
Here are some Nigerian celebrities who have openly endorsed Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, and Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, Obi’s running mate.
Following a rally in support of Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi with thousands of Nigerians, actor John Okafor, also known as Mr. Ibu, became a trending topic on Twitter.
The actor’s photos and videos from the event have gone viral on social media.
The 60-year-branded old’s polo, which featured images of Peter Obi and his running mate Senator Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed in one of the videos, as well as the Labour Party logo, could be heard being applauded by the audience.
Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has the endorsement of actor Frederick Leonard.
On September 29, the 46-year-old expressed support for the former governor of Anambra State in an Instagram post.
Obi and Frederick appeared in a poster with the Labour Party logo, and the caption read: “This is where I stand for the 2023 presidential elections. I shall continue to give my unwavering support for Peter Obi and the Labour Party. Win or win, I remain Obidient.”
Actor Zubby Michael has endorsed Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi.
In an Instagram post on Thursday, the 37-year-old expressed his support for the former governor of Anambra State.
Zubby posted a picture of Obi and referred to him as “the man for the job.”
This occurred shortly after fellow actor Frederick Leonard endorsed Peter Obi as his choice for the 2023 presidential election on Instagram.
Hilda Dokubo, who recently expressed interest in running for the Labour Party’s House of Representatives nomination to represent the Asalga/Akulga federal constituency, has continued to step up her support for the candidate.
She organised a two-million-man march for Obi on August 27 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, with the help of numerous young people.
The actress and other participants gathered at the Oil Mill Junction along the Aba Road, from where they marched to Isaac Boro Park in Mile One while dancing and donning branded Labour Party T-shirts.
Charly Boy pledged to plan the largest rally in favour of Obi while expressing his support for him.
“Finally, on Kakaaki today, I publicly endorsed Peter Obi. Before this month runs out I would stage the biggest rally ever,” the 72-year-old said.
Charly Boy declared in June that he would move to Ghana if the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate Bola Tinubu or the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, were to win the presidential election in 2019.
After Femi Kuti denied claims that he called Peter Obi’s supporters “zombies,” the singer also went to see him along with Peter Obi.
Twin singing sensations Peter and Paul Okoye (Psquare) have declared their support for Peter Obi.
Paul urged Nigerians to obtain their Permanent Voters Cards (PVC) and support Obi in a post on Instagram.
According to him, the failure to elect the right leader next year will lead Nigeria into “another eight years of backwardness”.
Paul made his announcement via a post on his Instagram page just a few days after his identical twin brother did the same.
Since Peter Obi is the most qualified, Peter said he will make an exception to his usual policy of avoiding politics.
The 40-year-old singer also replaced Mr. Obi’s image as his Twitter profile picture.
Okey Bakassi, a Nollywood actor and comedian, took to his Instagram to drum up support for Mr Obi; he wrote, “I like the substance-based campaign he’s running; I admire his courage and principles.”
The veteran actor made this statement a few days after Mr Obi had defected to the Labour Party from PDP.
Nollywood veteran Chidi Mokeme has joined the list of Nigerian entertainers who have publicly declared support for the Labour Party’s 2023 presidential candidate.
Harry Anyawu, a Nollywood actor also threw his support for Mr. Peter Obi ahead of the 2023 presidential polls.
Ace Novelist Ngozi Chimamanda Adichie who is very critical when it comes to aligning her interest with the government and Nigerian politicians has in a way shown her support for Peter Obi, as the award-winning playwright was captured in a picture with the LP presidential candidate.
Despite supporting Peter Obi, Victoria Inyama, a Nollywood veteran, has more than once threw shade at Obi supporters popularly called ‘Obi-Dients.’
Mr Obi, who was Atiku Abubakar’s former running mate under the PDP platform in 2015, appears to be the preferred candidate on social media.