Even the gods are backing them – Reactions as traditionalists make Peter Obi, Datti face of masquerades

Nigerian social media space has been set abuzz with photos of Labour Party’s flagbearer, Peter Obi and his vice, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed being made into faces of masquerades in Anambra state.

The Obi/Datti campaign train stopped at Anambra on Tuesday and the supporters which cut across religious and ethnic groups decided to turn them into masquerades in Igbo land.

A photo which has gone viral shows two masquerades, each with the face of Obi and Datti created by traditional worshippers.

This excited supporters of the LP candidate known as Obidients as they took to the timeline to share their joy at the development.

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@Levelsteph; Dem don turn am to carnival

@LadyFat59043142; 😁😁😁🤣🤣🤣🤣🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾❤️it. Kai!!! Ndi Anambra no come this life to play oh. That READY! The time is NOW.

@Bernardchidi1; Have u people noticed that peter obi is always surrounded by fans at every rally, posing with them for pictures . But the other candidates are always surrounded by his party chieftains holding him tight so that he doesn’t fall.

@osynachi_1; Even the gods are supporting #Obidatti023

@Blaisemat6; My ppl nah really dey say make we do, una come turn aam to masquerade ceremony :)

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In other news, Nigerian singing sensation, Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable hit the streets on Christmas Day to celebrate with his fans.

He bumped into some children and masquerades who were entertaining the public and he interacted with them.

Two masquerades and two boys surrounded Portable’s vehicle and he was surprised when they confirmed that they know him.

He asked them to pray for him, but they decided to sing his hit song, Zazuu Zeh and Aza Man, which amazed the singer.

Portable was so excited that he hailed them and decided to alight from the car to appreciate them better.

Sharing a video, he wrote; ”ZAzuu everywhere you go Akoi grace ⭐️ aza man every other day is aza man who go help you no go stress you aza man… Merry Xmas to everyone God bless you all zazuu lovers”