Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Pere Egbi has slammed Nigerians who are attacking his colleague, Cross Okonkwo, for endorsing the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.
Cross Okonkwo Endorse Atiku
On Wednesday, the former BBNaija housemate had shared a screenshot of the video call he had with the vice-president in what seemed like an endorsement.
Sharing the screenshot on his Twitter page, Okonkwo revealed that he had spoken with Atiku, who he described as his father, before proceeding to ask who the public thought would be the politician’s running partner.
“Had a quick chat with my dad, Atiku. He’s so funny guys. Who do you think his Vp will be? Just thinking out loud,” he wrote.
— Cross Okonkwo (@crossdabossike) June 1, 2022
The endorsement sparked outrage on Twitter with some Nigerians slamming the reality star, whike others alleged that “brown envelopes” have changed hands.
When money don enter some Igbo men hand, them fit betray their own blood , exactly Wetin this efulefu(cross) dey do
— Mckay (@Tableshaker11) June 2, 2022
Really not a fan of atiku or cross either, but most of you wailing under his comment section don't even have your pvc to vote for the person you claim to be a better candidate. Mtcheeeew these are the issues Twitter isn't reality
— just surviving (@DikeCynthia20) June 2, 2022
I’m sorry but Cross is very dumb lol,and his fans should stop defending nonsense Lmaooo
Remove Bbn stanship and see the nuisance you are stanning
If he loves atiku or whatever fucking keep it on your gallery https://t.co/7zgCRQFe8W
— Mrs.Umoh jr🥺⚜️❤️ (@OdogwuToke) June 1, 2022
I never knew Cross’s dad is Atiku, wow!
— TIFE🇬🇧🌚⛩️ (@ZeekiHodl) June 1, 2022
😂😂😂😂😂😂 some people have forgotten their real father oooo Now they Adopt and addressed them as “my father,his funny” political Jobbers and their grammar Stomach infrastructures na your mate?? https://t.co/oF7juATVaN
— Dr.Solution😘 (@Emeka_DKing) June 2, 2022
— Tshawekazi👑✨ (@Aveewear1) June 2, 2022
You were mostly drunk in the BBN house, not surprised. https://t.co/xMxG2pu4Yn
— PJ (@PrinceChi02) June 2, 2022
Pere Egbi Defend Cross
Reacting on his Twitter page, the movie star defended his colleague saying that the reality star is at liberty to choose his preferred candidate.
Pere wrote, “Cross is free just like every Nigerian citizen to support whoever he feels. Everyone should have a choice and support whoever they want. Period. No apologies.”
Cross is free just like every Nigerian citizen to support whoever he feels. Everyone should have a choice and support whoever they want. Period. No apologies.
— Pere Egbi ✊🏾 (@PereEgbi) June 1, 2022
KanyiDaily recalls that Nigerian singer, Brymo had also come under fire for supporting the presidential aspiration of Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).