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Tinubu: Paul Okoye Breaks Silence Amidst Peter Obi Defeat At Presidential Election
Nigerian singer, Paul Okoye of Psquare music group has broken his silence amidst the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Bola Tinubu, at the 2023 presidential poll.
Naija News reports that Paul and his brother Peter were two major celebrities who publicly supported, the Labour Party (LP) flagbearer, Peter Obi, despite criticisms online.
Taking to his Instagram page, Paul shared a picture of Peter Obi, who he described as the only man changing the narrative in the country.
The singer also expressed optimism that a new Nigeria is possible.
He wrote: “The only man that is changing the Narrative ✊ A new Nigeria is Possible”
Paul Okoye Tackles Senate Over New Directive
Meanwhile, the singer criticized the senate after asking the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to extend the deadline for the circulation of old Naira notes by six months.
Recall that the lawmakers during plenary on Tuesday said the apex bank should shift its deadline to July 31, 2023.
This comes after a motion sponsored by Senator Sadiq Suleiman Umar (APC, Kwara) at Tuesday’s plenary pointed out that the new notes were not enough in circulation, and the January 31st deadline was not feasible as it could lead to chaos in the country.
The Senate, therefore, asked the CBN to extend the deadline by six months to allow Nigerians especially those in rural areas more time to change their old notes.
Reacting to their directive, Paul Okoye via his Instagram page on Sunday tackled the senate on its sudden eagerness to quell the challenges faced by Nigerians in securing the new notes.
The singer further queried on reasons why the senate was quiet during the pandemic that left many Nigerians hungry.