Nigerians on social media have labelled veteran Nollywood actress, Joke Silva, a hypocrite for supporting APC’s Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s presidential bid when she has allegedly stopped her sick husband from taking movie roles.
Mrs. Jacobs came under heavy scrutiny after she appeared at the Women in Solidarity with Tinubu rally on Monday.
APC had released a list last week, showing the list of women selected to be part of Tinubu’s campaign, and the actress’s name was on the list.
It is now a common belief amongst Nigerians that the former Lagos State Governor is not healthy enough to be Nigeria’s president, shown by his frequent hospital visits to London.
At other times, like at the APC presidential primaries, Tinubu was captured on camera seemingly unable to properly hold a microphone and the written speech he was reading from.
Cameras have also captured him staggering while walking. But his handlers have continued to maintain he is healthy.
There are fears amongst his supporters and amongst the opposition that he has parkinsonism, the same disease Nollywood actor, Olu Jacobs is said to be suffering from.
That is why Joke Silva’s decision to stop her husband from taking movie roles, while at the same time, showing her support for someone who is also sick has caused widespread ire amongst Nigerians.
One tweep, Dr. Fellele said:
Joke Silver, thank U for standing beside ur OLD husband all these years. Great man!
I know U are supporting Tinubu bcos u feel (empathy) he is in the same shoe as Olu Jacobs.
We have a beautiful memory of ur old movies.
But common (respectfully), u are irrelevant in this case. pic.twitter.com/0bf4gK08IX
— Dr. Fèlèfèlè (PhD) (@DrFellele) October 3, 2022
Another Ifruefi XXL said,
Joke Silva won't let her husband Pa Olu Jacobs take movie roles due his deteriorated mental and physical condition caused by Parkinson's disease, but she wants Tinubu who is also a patient of the same ailment to be a whole a$$ president, is this not madness? Are you kidding me?
— Iruefi XXL (@IruefiNG) October 4, 2022
Ovie, however, felt the abuse Silva is getting is uncalled for. He said: https://twitter.com/OvieNews/status/1577262466291052546?t=a0_nIMZ_QRBYCA_dzFtpPQ&s=19