Popular Nigerian musician, Adekunle Temitope, aka Small Doctor has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for re-election in next week’s presidential polls. Small Doctor made the endorsement on his official Instagram account on Saturday. He also posted an animated video. He explained that he was inspired to endorse President Buhari and VP Osinbajo after a meeting with Buhari-Osinbajo South West Support Group (BOSWG), a group led by Lagos based PR expert & Ife Princess Temilade Aderemi Okesanjo. Buhari and Osinbajo are seeking re-election on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
You will recall that during the recent All Progressives Congress convention in Abuja, Small Doctor was invited to perform and while on stage, he said, “Buhari, ye ma sun (Buhari, stop sleeping).” A member of the singer’s management team, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Sunday Scoop that Small Doctor was not worried when he saw the video, as he knew it was not politically motivated. The insider explained, “Small Doctor didn’t do anything unusual while performing at the event. He was there to entertain everyone, which he did. It was not the first time he would be performing the song and we have the video of the event on our devices too. The reaction of President Buhari when he was performing was different from what people saw in the video. They must have edited it.”
The source also revealed that Small Doctor was hailed by all the delegates present at the convention after the performance. The source stated, “After Small Doctor performed, everyone enjoyed it and he went to greet some of the delegates, including governors and senators. He couldn’t have greeted Buhari because he was far from him. You can tell that the video was politically masterminded.