After Football You Have Chosen A New Career In Sycophancy, Nigerians Blast Mikel Obi For Supporting Yahaya Bello

Nigerians on social media have called out former Super Eagles midfielder, Mikel Obi, for pledging support for the political aspirations of Kogi governor, Yahaya Bello.

On Sunday, Obi paid a courtesy visit to Bello in Abuja during which he lauded the achievements of the governor.

He was quoted as saying, “It is an honour for me to finally meet his Excellency personally after all the good things I have heard and read about him from not just the people of Kogi State but from Nigerians.

“My main aim is to come here to show my appreciation and to thank him for all the things he has been doing for the people and also to support him in whatever future political positions he wants to go into.

“I will like to be there to support him, to be there by his side through this journey for him to achieve whatever he wants which is for the betterment of Nigeria."

Obi said he was hopeful that Bello and himself could work together as a team to achieve success.

However, Nigerian tweeps have taken to their social media handles to call out Obi over his comments stressing that Bello's administration was not deserving of such accolade.

Many social media users expressed the belief that Obi must have been paid or is seeking a political position, hence his comment.

This comes as human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, via his Twitter handle on Monday, described Obi as a sycophant.

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