After Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) won the 2023 presidential election, Nigerian singer Paul Okoye of the P-Square music group broke his silence. It is no longer news that Paul and his brother Peter were two prominent celebrities who openly backed Peter Obi, the flagbearer for the Labour Party (LP), despite online criticism. Paul posted a photo of Peter Obi on his Instagram page, describing him as the only person in the nation altering the narrative.
The singer also voiced hope for a potential change in Nigeria. He wrote, “The only man that is changing the Narrative. A new Nigeria is Possible.”
The musician also slammed the senate for refusing to grant the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) its request to extend by six months the deadline for the circulation of obsolete Naira notes. This came after lawmakers said on Tuesday during plenary that the apex bank should change its deadline to July 31st, 2023. This follows a resolution introduced by Senator Sadiq Suleiman Umar (APC, Kwara) at Tuesday’s plenary pointed out that there weren’t enough fresh notes in circulation and that the January 31st deadline wasn’t workable since it may cause havoc in the nation.
Paul Okoye responded to their request by addressing the senate on Sunday via his Instagram page, criticizing its sudden willingness to ease Nigerians’ difficulties obtaining the new notes.