Celebrity | 10 March 2023 17:47 CET

Mercy Johnson Faces Serious Backlash For Endorsing Babajide Sanwolu

By Agboola Ibrahim

As usual, Mercy Johnson-Okojie, a well-known actress is under a hot furnace of criticism from Nigerians because she has publicly endorsed Babajide Sanwo-Olu to be re-elected as the governor of Lagos State.

On matters bordering on the election, Nigerians are partly intolerant to diverse views or choices. They demand everybody think the same way or follow similar patterns. This is demonstrated in the general election where Nigerians outrageously berated celebrities who endorsed political candidates that were different from their choice. Celebrities like Eniola Badmus, Olaiya Igwe, and Toyin Abraham were so many times dragged on social media for supporting Tinubu.

Significantly, now, it feels social media would not allow mercy Johnson to rest over endorsement of Babajide Sanwolu. As the election draws, it is necessary to state that there are three major political contenders for the election aside from Sanwo Olu, and they include Jandol of the PDP and Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour of the LP.

Mercy Johnson while endorsing Sanwolu, recently released a scorecard of the current governor, who is running for re-election to keep his job. Sanwo-Olu has excelled in the fields of healthcare, culture & entertainment, road construction/rehabilitation, environment, cuisine, education, and technology, according to the scorecard that the mother of four published.

Captioning her post, she wrote:
“This is why my choice is Governor Babajide Sanwoolu; His efforts that have improved healthcare, women’s development, transportation, entrepreneurship, education, and infrastructure in Lagos State.

“Key points for me include the handling of the Covid 19 pandemic, entrepreneurship support, and all the work behind the scenes helping women who have been victims of domestic violence to support their entrepreneurship.

“His results can be seen and measured. Yes, there is still a lot of work left to do, but I believe in my heart that he can and will do as he says”.

Fans criticized Mery Johnson in the comments section for backing Sanwo-Olu.

Many people questioned her decision not to promote the president-elect in the same manner as she does her governorship contender. Others advised her to speak with the governor to find out who ordered the massacre at the 2020 Lekki-Toll gate.

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