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‘Retire them and take back the country’ – Peter Okoye encourages Nigerians to get PVC and vote out failed leaders

Well-known Nigerian musician, Peter Okoye of the P-Square group, has urged Nigerians to vote out failed politicians and reclaim their country.

The singer also expressed, via his verified Twitter handle on Thursday, January 12, that politicians have no regard for Nigerians.

Okoye urged everyone to ensure they collect their permanent voter cards.

He wrote, “Just look at the kind of people ruling our dear country, Nigeria! These politicians and failed leaders don’t rate us at all! Shame. Please go and collect your PVC; let’s retire them and take back our country! Enough is enough!”

This comes shortly after his twin brother, Paul Okoye, popularly known as Rudeboy, expressed his disappointment with the way many people go about promoting their candidates in the forthcoming general elections.

This is in response to the remarks made by his fellow singer, Olawale Olofooro, aka Brymo, in which the latter cancelled the Igbo tribe and its candidate from the presidential race.

Okoye urged him (Brymo) to mind what he preaches, as the 2023 general elections will come and go, but his comments will not be forgotten.

Recall that a petition has been launched against Nigerian singer, Olawale Ashimi, popularly known as Brymo, over his comments about Igbos on his Twitter page.

The singer had been under fire for stating that an Igbo presidency would only be a “pipe dream” due to the agitation for Biafra.

Following criticisms from fellow celebrities and fans, Brymo maintained his stand, adding that he was not sorry over his comments which were tagged “anti-Igbo”.

In November 2022, the All Africa Music Award nominated Brymo in the ‘Song Writer of the Year’ category alongside singers from other African countries.

As voting for the category is ongoing, some Nigerians has signed a petition to stop the singer from winning the award.

Citing his “hateful messages” against the Igbos, the petition noted that not winning the award would send a strong message to the singer.

The petition, initiated by one Charles Ogundele read, “Brymo recently put up a series of hateful messages on Twitter toward the Igbo tribe of Nigeria, going as far as retweeting a tweet which said that all Igbos are senseless.

“In one of his tweets, he wrote ‘f*ck omo Igbo’, which translates to ‘f*ck the Igbo people.’

“His actions are ones which spark disunity and hatred in a multicultural nation that Nigeria is.

“Preventing him from winning the All Africa Music Award would send a strong message to him, and people like him, that he can’t get away with such blatant ethnic bigotry.”

So far, the petition had over 10000 signatures.

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