Nollywood’s top comedian, John Okafor also known as Mr Ibu declared support for former vice president, Atiku Abubakar for the 2023 presidency of nigeria.
Ibu therefore disassociated himself from a group of entertainers who declared support for former Lagos state governor, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu for the president’s office.
In a video that went viral, Ibu was seen alongside other Nollywood actors ‘pledging alliance’ to the APC leader, Tinubu.
But the popular actor has taken to his verified Instagram page to make a video to clear the air.
Reacting to the viral video, Mr Ibu said,“I do not know why this thing is going on like this,” and 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.”