…By Lola Smith for TDPel Media.
Popular Nigerian comedian, Freedom Okpetoritse Atsepoyi, widely known as Mr. Jollof, has recently voiced his disappointment with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), stating that he feels “used and dumped” by the party.
Previously a staunch supporter of President Bola Tinubu and the APC, Mr. Jollof has now shifted his allegiance to Ifeanyi Okowa, the former Delta State Governor and Vice Presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 elections.
His decision was inspired by a biblical passage about correcting one’s errors.
Disillusionment with APC:
In a circulating online video, Mr. Jollof openly criticizes the current economic hardship in the country and expresses his dissatisfaction with the recent fuel price hike.
He claims that he had warned Nigerians against supporting the APC after he left the party, but his advice was disregarded by many.
Feeling Used by the APC:
The comedian, speaking in Pidgin English, reveals his feelings of being used by the APC.
He mentions his initial support for Tinubu and the party but expresses his disillusionment after observing the actions of those associated with them.
According to Mr. Jollof, he feels that the party and its members exploited his support.
Turning to the Opposition:
Drawing inspiration from the biblical parable of the lost son in Luke 15:1-32, Mr. Jollof explains that he realized the importance of acknowledging one’s errors and returning to where he felt a sense of belonging.
Consequently, he shifted his allegiance to Ifeanyi Okowa, the Vice Presidential candidate of the PDP.
Expressing Concern for Nigerians:
In the video, Mr. Jollof speaks out about the impact of the current economic situation and fuel price hike on ordinary Nigerians. He expresses empathy for the difficulties they face and highlights the rising cost of fuel, which has affected everyone.
Comedian Mr. Jollof’s public announcement of disappointment with the APC and his subsequent shift of allegiance to Ifeanyi Okowa and the PDP has gained attention online.
His decision to align himself with a different political party was influenced by a desire to rectify his perceived errors.
As the video circulates, it sparks discussions about the impact of economic challenges on Nigerians and the dynamics of political support in the country.
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