Nollywood actor, Charles Inojie, has noted that Nigerians should not vote based on ethnicity or religion.
The actor, famous for his role in The Johnsons family drama, noted that voting based on religion or ethnicity was a thing of the past.
He said this while reacting to a viral video by the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, who spoke about the ‘Obidient’ movement.
In the video, Obaseki noted that Nigerians were no longer interested in the leadership of the All Progressives Congress and Peoples Democratic Party but are now part of the ‘Obidient’ movement.
The ‘Obidient’ movement refers to the supporters of the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi.
Reacting to the statement, Inojie noted that the movement is getting more attention.
He then advised Nigerians not to vote based on ethnicity, adding that the hometowns of past presidents did not get better when they were in power.
He wrote, “The #Obidient movement is hitting nearer home. It is now common knowledge that the only platform we need to reclaim Nigeria is the common pain that the ruling class has inflicted on the average Nigerian over the years.
“Poverty and lack in the face of plenty, economic misery in a land of surplus or palpable fear of insecurity in supposed peace time have no respect for religion or ethnicity. A poor Nigerian in Agenebode is a poor Nigerian in Sabon-Garri.
“OBJ’s presidency did not make the people of Owu, Abeokuta or Sango Otte in Ogun state the most prosperous Nigerians. GEJ’s presidency did not make Otueke the Eldorado of Nigeria. PMB is probably not even as popular in his home state as he is in mine.
“Bottomline is, if you are still thinking of voting across tribal or religious divides, you are living in the past.
“The #Obidient generation has since moved past those primordial considerations. They want the best man for the job irrespective of where he is from or what religion he practices.
“They have elected to commit their votes to the man who can guarantee a secured future for them. They prefer a Nigeria where the son of nobody can become somebody without knowing anybody.
“They would rather belong in a country where meritocracy is the order of the day.”