According to a report by The PUNCH, the support for the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, was bolstered on Wednesday as Yoruba Nollywood superstars openly endorsed the former Lagos State governor.
The thespians noted that their support for the APC national leader had become imperative following his support for the movie industry, practitioners, and the ex-governor’s influence across the country.
The actors made their position known in a video clip shared by a veteran actor, Yinka Quadri, where some of his colleagues took turns to endorse Tinubu’s candidacy.
Those featured in the video clip were Yinka Quadri, Jide Kosoko, Fausat Balogun, Taiwo Hassan, Femi Adebayo, Shola Kosoko, Faithia Williams, Saheed Balogun, Murphy Afolabi, and Eniola Ajao among others.
In the one minute-thirteen second’s video clip which is said to be from the League of Actors, the thespians who took turns to speak in Yoruba, justified why Tinubu deserved to succeed Buhari.
Sharing the video clip on his Instagram page, Yinka Quadri noted that it was the South-West region, particularly the Yoruba people’s turn to become president.
According to him, Tinubu is a bridge-builder across regional, ethnic and religious lines that is capable of uniting the country.
He wrote: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a bridge-builder across regional, ethnic and religious lines that is capable of uniting the country. We have identified him as an exceptional manager of resources and a seasoned administrator and we are convinced that the nation needs him in the next dispensation.
We have discovered a man who is ready to sacrifice all he has for his fatherland…the least sacrifice we can make is to let the whole country see the Leadership we have seen, feel the compassion we have felt; and move the maker of modern Lagos (Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu) to the moulder of a greater Nigeria..
Nigerians, we need to rise and give Tinubu an unequivocal charge: to springboard Nigeria into a growth phase several leaps ahead, the way Lagos State — under his guide— left the launch platform two decades ago, has stayed the positive course and is now the 5th biggest economy in Africa (rated as a nation). We must not fail to give this indefatigable leader with such an audacious spirit, a creative instinct, and a striking mission a clear mandate to make the biggest difference possible to our collective trajectory of growth and development as a nation. What would it take? Our massive turnout and count of votes in the 2023 presidential election.
I, Alhaji Olayinka Quadri pledge my support for BAT not because I was paid to do so but because of Asiwaju’s support and influence to all and sundry over the years. The majority of actors who venture into politics today do so because of the influence of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. By God grace, Asiwaju will move from Jagaban of Lagos to Asiwaju of Nigeria. For all your sacrifices, for all your effort, God will reward you this time…. If we look at the rotation of leaders in Nigeria over the years, it is very crystal clear it is Yoruba turn to be president.
BAT, Eyin lol kan (you’re the next).