Nigerians are responding to an open letter Nollywood actress Deyemi Okanlawon addressed to Thaddeus Attah, the winner of the election held last Saturday, February 25, on behalf of the Eti-Osa Labour party.
To win the seat, Thaddeus defeated well-known performer Bankole Wellington, also known as BankyW. Nigerians were surprised by the results because many thought Banky W would win. The election was won by Thaddeus, who is a member of Peter Obi’s party, when the results were announced.
Actor Deyemi Okanlawon, who voted for Banky W and thinks Banky W would have been the greatest candidate for the role, expressed his congratulations to Thaddeus on winning the election in an open letter uploaded on his page today.
He went on to state that prior to his victory at the polls, many people did not know Thaddeus or his antecedents. Deyemi extended an invitation to Thaddeus to join him for a live session this weekend where he will address concerns him and other residents have about the Labour Party representative.
Many Nigerians however took to Deyemi’s comment section to blast him. They argue that the letter is condescending to Thaddeus. According to them, Deyemi and many others have seemingly written Thaddeus off despite not giving him an opportunity to prove himself.
See the open letter and the divergent views below..