One Twitter user, @chidiebere011, asked Edoho directly, “Mr Frank, who are you voting for in this upcoming election?”
Frank Edoho, the host of the popular TV show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,”pledged his support for Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi. This sparked a heated debate on Twitter, with users dragging Edoho for his decision.
Some Twitter users accusing Edoho of being uninformed and just want to support Peter Obi because he is Igbo man the Twitter user tweeted, “What did y’all expect an Igbo man to say?”
This statement sparked further reactions from Edoho and he responded by stating that he is not an Igbo man and that he does not need to be to choose Peter Obi as his candidate. He also added that he is from Akwa Ibom State and that he does not blame those who assume that he must vote for his tribesman.
Edoho’s statement has sparked a debate about the importance of tribalism in Nigerian politics and the role it plays in voting decisions. While some argue that voting based on tribe is necessary to ensure representation and progress for one’s community, others argue that it is a hindrance to true progress and unity.
The issue of tribalism in Nigerian politics is a complicated one. On one hand, it is important for each tribe to have representation in government to ensure that their specific needs and concerns are being addressed. However, on the other hand, basing voting decisions solely on tribal lines can lead to divisive politics and a lack of unity among the country as a whole.
Many argue that tribalism is a major obstacle to true progress and development in Nigeria. It is important for citizens to look beyond tribal affiliations when making their voting decisions and instead focus on the qualifications and policies of the candidate. A leader should be chosen based on their ability to govern and bring about positive change for all citizens, not just their own tribe.
It is also important to note that not all citizens are able to vote based on their own personal beliefs, as there are still instances of vote buying and manipulation in Nigeria, especially at the grassroots level. Therefore, it is crucial for citizens to be informed about their candidates and their policies and for the electoral process to be free and fair.
Frank Edoho’s decision to support Peter Obi has sparked a heated debate on Twitter, with users expressing their opinions on tribalism and its role in Nigerian politics.
It is important for every citizen to exercise their right to vote and make an informed decision, regardless of their tribe or ethnicity. It is also important for the Nigerian political system to strive for unity and progress for all citizens, not just a select few based on tribal affiliations.