Burna Boy, one of Nigeria’s most renowned musical stars, recently took to his Instagram story to urge the INEC to allow the Nigerians to elect their president. The music phenomenon of Nigeria directed his request to the Independent National Electoral Commission following Nigeria’s most anticipated presidential elections in February 2023.
Burna Boy shared the Instagram story from his official account on Sunday, February 26, 2023. In the said post, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, renowned across the globe by his stage name, Burna Boy cautioned INEC not to try “magic” on the result. He wrote, “Let Nigeria decide o! #inecnigeria. No try any result magic.”
Nigeria observed nationwide polls to select their sixteenth president after the conclusion of Muhammadu Buhari’s Tenure. During the nation-wide voting, Burna Boy, considered among the most influential stars of the Nigerian entertainment industry, has come out with a plea for free and fair elections in Nigeria.
He has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission to attend to their responsibility of ensuring that the elections take place orderly and that any outside agencies do not influence them. Burna Boy also urged the Electoral commission to respect the decision of the Nigerian citizens. He wants the Nigerian public to choose the next president of Nigeria without any influence or “result magic.” from the Electoral Commission.
Nigeria held their presidential elections on Saturday, February 25, 2023. Several residents and citizens of the country travelled to the polling booths to cast their votes for their desired politician and representative. Thousands of Nigerians living in the diaspora also return to their home country to cast their votes and assist in the electoral procedures.
The country has remained highly agitated due to incidents of insecurity and violence throughout the previous few years. Consequently, Nigerians see the 2023 Presidential elections as important in the country’s political landscape. Here, they will be allowed to choose a leader who will address the issues that they are facing and find a solution to the issues in the economic stability, healthcare facilities, insecurity of the country and more.