Cross Okonkwo, a former Big Brother Naija ‘Shine Ya Eye’ housemate, has come under fire online for claiming that Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi is selfish in his presidential ambition.
WITHIN NIGERIA reports that the reality TV star made the claim in a video clip from a political event titled ‘Atiku Youth World Outreach,’ which surfaced online.
Cross, who is a supporter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, asked in the video why Peter Obi is being selfish by contesting despite knowing he cannot win the 2023 election.
In his words:
Why is Peter Obi a bit selfish? Why is he being selfish when he knows that he cannot win this election? Why is he doing that? Explain to me, I want to know how?
This earned him several criticisms; some called his statement insensitive, while others questioned why he entered the BBNaija show knowing he would not win.
row_dah18 wrote: “In Maria’s words, “ he is a fine man until he opens his mouth”
robyekpo wrote: “I’m sorry to say this…but Cross is senseless. You wey go BBNaija when you knew you wouldn’t win nko?”
dupelala23 wrote: “When he went to BBN knowing that he won’t win why did he go. Olodo ni Bobo yi”
chi_amora wrote: “Angel talk am anywhere belle fAce nam cross Dey na was”
luchyclaire30 wrote: “We obidient supporters speak boldly because With our full chest , Peter Obi is the man for the job , but see cross speaking like someone who has water in. His mouth.. choose obidient and be happy”
micie_pee wrote: “Fine boy no mean say make person get sense sha”
seun_lapace wrote: “I need this guys handle! I want to tell him something! Someone should tag him!!!! Cos this his question is one of the dumbest question I’ve ever heard since I was born! I heard he was in BBN but he didn’t win. Why did he go into the house to contest when he knew he wasn’t going to win??? Maybe we should start from there, I don’t think he will be able to comprehend if I ask further questions but he should answer this particular one.”
kswissluxuryhair wrote: “I no go blame u cos angel don tell us ur predicament”
bennylid wrote: “But why did you go to BBN when you knew, you won’t win? Explain to me please”
_black_rosie wrote: “Person wey no get sense at all, why didn’t he choose to leave the house when he knew he couldn’t emerge as the winner of BBnaija?”
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