Singer Peter Okoye has never shied away from publicly endorsing Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s nominee for president. However, Nigerian musician Peter Okoye has admitted that he would have chosen Vice President Yemi Osinbajo over an Igbo man if the situation had been different. As the chief whip of the Senate and the APC’s senatorial candidate for Abia North, Orji Uzor Kalu, has indicated, Peter Okoye has said he would instead support Osinbajo than an Igbo man.
The Labour Party’s presidential candidate, who is Igbo, is not someone he supports because of his tribe or ethnicity, Peter stated on Tuesday via his social media accounts. This comes after the musician questioned Osinbajo’s stance on the ongoing cash shortage, which prompted some disgruntled APC governors to sue the federal government headed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
“In all of these, where does the Vice President of the Federal Republic, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, stand?” He wrote.
He said that the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) stance on redesigning the naira had generated problems for the public, but he also emphasized that the approach would prevent the APC from buying votes in the general elections. However, Peter Okoye has never been nervous in expressing his opinions and has openly backed Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate.