Nigerians react as Zack Orji’s wife declares her support for Peter Obi

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Ngozi, the wife of Nollywood actor Zack Orji, has shown her support for the Labor Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi.

Just 48 hours after her famous husband declared his support for All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Bola Tinubu, he dropped subtle hints of his stance on Instagram.

Ms. Orji, who posted a clip from the 20th Azusa Conference of Revival Assembly Ministries International, which ended over the weekend, noted that she is ‘OBIDiente’, a term used by supporters of the LP candidate.

The clip captures the moment the ministry’s founder, Anselm Madubuko, invited Mr. Obi to the pulpit amid cheers from the congregation.

Ms. Orji, a Nollywood actress and costume designer, captioned it: “Today was an amazing time. At that time, our Apostle General Anselm Madubuko introduced HE Sir Peter Obi. What an impressive way to conclude the AZUSA 20 Conference. God bless you, sir, for coming. We are obedient. We move”.

reactions

Since the clip hit the Nigerian web space, there has been a slew of reactions to Ms. Orji’s post.

While some said Mr. Orji does not have enough clout to garner support for a presidential candidate, others say he may have been induced with money.

This comes against the background of reports that another Nollywood actor, Nkem Owoh, allegedly turned down N10m to campaign for Mr Tinubu.

Judging by the reactions to the post, it seems that Ms. Orji is gaining more followers on social media through her action.

Zack Orji and his wife Ngozi Orji

While some hail her for not following the same path as her husband, others seem to think it’s the beauty of democracy that gives couples the freedom to vote for whoever they want.

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One of her followers, @noble_isfunny, wrote: “You did great ma; God bless you for remaining in posterity. Don’t worry about your husband! I’ll follow you right away, ma.”

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Another follower, @ojormiller, points out that a family can have divergent opinions.

He wrote: “One family, different opinions, that is the beauty of democracy.”

For @johnson_olorunfemi, Ms. Orji is a stubborn virtuous woman.

“You are a virtuous woman, a woman who can choose for herself and stand her ground,” she commented.

Background

On Saturday, Mr. Orji endorsed the candidacy of the APC’s presidential standard-bearer.

The actor said that, having lived in Lagos for more than 40 years, he knows that Tinubu is one of the main crusaders for the consolidation of democracy in Nigeria.

He said, “In his time as Lagos state governor, he led an inclusive government that brought people from different ethnic backgrounds to the executive council as decision-makers to run the affairs of the state.”

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