Veteran Nollywood actress, Joke Silva, is currently trending on the microblogging platform, Twitter over her campaign for All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.
Naija News reports that the veteran actress was among the Nollywood stars who had publicly declared support for Tinubu.
She also joined the wife of the Lagos State Governor, Ibijoke Sanwolu and other women in Lagos today for a rally.
Joke Silva took to her Instagram page to share photos and videos of the APC women’s rally at Onikan Stadium.
Bearing in mind the series of attacks online from many youths and fans, the actress turned off her comment section as she may not want to respond to attacks from netizens.
She captioned the posts: “@kemskis and 1At Onikan Stadium for the womens APC rally. The HCC old girls Dr(Mrs)Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, @kemskis and my self. We co-opted Mrs Hamzat.Lagos Womens March for APC. And this is only the women oh”
This has sparked mixed reactions online as many Nigerians shared their thoughts over the actress’ decision.
@amuta_ann wrote: “I’m really happy Joke Silva closed her comments and other Tinubu supporters are in the closet and afraid to publicly support him/APC. This means we’re getting somewhere. There is shame in supporting greed, wickedness and failure, and I’m happy they recognize this.”
@DanielRegha wrote: “Mercy Johnson, Joke Silva & other public figures campaigning for Tinubu shouldn’t be ur problem, a lot of celebs will campaign for the APC. Nigerians talk big but at the end of the day, majority are only f!ghting for their self-interest; So don’t let anyone influence u. Be smart.”
@Nkemchor_ wrote: “You saw the last 7 years of the Buhari Administration and the decline in our quality of life as Nigerians. Joke Silva has lived out her best years so she has absolutely nothing to lose.
It’s the future of Young Nigerians that are being toyed with. My Advise – VOTE WISELY”
@MLS_ODG wrote: “Dear Joke Silva, history and posterity wouldn’t forget the position you took. You have children, they as well would have children. May the good Lord reward everyone according to their works, unto the third and fourth generations”
@yunglord10 wrote: “She’s a legend and we respect her but ain’t nobody voting someone cause joke silva said so. The streets dont fw her like that.”
@Benking452 wrote: “Nobody should drag Joke Silva, Mercy Johnson, Rahama Sadau, & other celebs in Tinubu’s Women Campaign Team. My life and my child’s life are at stake. So if you think you have the right to support support rubbish, I have the right also drag you and call you out.”
@TwittHarmony wrote: “So Joke Silva left Olu Jacobs to come and walk under the sun for someone she’s stronger than for free? That woman smart pass dat one. Lagosians, Collect your money”
@VictorIsrael_ wrote: “Everyone can not support Peter Obi. Joke Silva can support Tinubu if she wants no problem. She’s securing her bag; We are securing our future. May the best ‘Securer’ win.”Jok