Habeeb Okikiola, also known as Portable, a contentious artist, has admitted that he previously received payment to disparage Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the APC's presidential nominee.
The Zazu Zeh crooner revealed this in response to criticism he faced for endorsing Tinubu in advance of the 2023 general election.
The APC has now paid Portable to support its candidates, according to Portable, who admitted to once taking money to disparage a politician.
He responded to people who criticized him for backing Tinubu in a new video posted on his Instagram page by saying that he was simply carrying out his duty.
“If they pay you money, you have to work. I was once paid to insult Tinubu during the protests. That was a long time ago. Now, APC has said Akoi Tinubu.Watch the video below,
“If they pay you, do your job, no ripping. When I was asked to insult Tinubu, I collected my money and did my job. Now Tinubu is the next. They’re the ones that gave me money, and I must do the work for the money I collected. Akoi APC,” he said in Yoruba.
Note that when Portable flaunted the bag of cash he got after meeting the governor of Osun State, Oyetola, on social media, Nigerians criticized him harshly.
The musician, who recently visited the governor, used his social media accounts to express his support and to urge his followers to cast ballots for both Bola Tinubu, the APC's presidential nominee, and Oyetola in the general elections of 2023.
He said that grace had found him and boasted of the big sum of money he had gotten during the visit. However, this angered Nigerians on social media, who flocked to the comments section to rip him to shreds.