Popular Nigerian comedian Seyi Law has apologized to Nigerians offended by his support for Nigeria’s President-Elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
It will be recalled that the actor and comedian threw his weight behind the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate in early February and noted that he was not given any money to campaign for the former Lagos State governor.
Seyi Law has come under heavy criticism from Nigerians who have hurled abuse at him for supporting Tinubu, but he has chosen to apologise rather than trade words. In an Instagram post, the comedian also advised Nigerians not to develop hatred and bitterness toward each other.
“My fellow Nigerians, I am happy you’re as passionate as you are about your preferred candidates. That is the way politics should be. However, bitterness and hatred towards one another shouldn’t have a place between us. You might not see things the way I see it. That doesn’t mean you are wrong, and I am right. It just means that we are different. If your candidates have won, I would have prayed and worked for his success and mine.’’
The comedian also prayed for a better Nigeria under Tinubu:
“I apologise to those offended by my support, and I seriously condemn all the violence across the country. I have mixed feelings not for my candidate’s winning, but your genuine angers. However, I pray Nigeria and Nigerians’ lives get better. From the bottom of my heart, I say THANK YOU.’’
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was declared the winner of the February 25, 2023, presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. He beat off competition from major rivals Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who came in second, and the Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi, who finished third.