Well-known comedian Bright Okpocha, also known as Basket Mouth, has provided an explanation for why he was unable to cast his ballot in the elections of 2023.
Basket Mouth recently faced backlash on social media for holding his UK tour during the election.
Basket Mouth asserted that he was qualified to vote because his performances abroad and in other countries were scheduled more than a year in advance in order to secure a suitable location.
It would have been logistically challenging for him to return to Nigeria in time to cast his vote in the presidential elections, he continued.
In his words, “I have always spoken up about the wrongs in this country. It’s quite unfortunate that I missed the elections this year. However, my international show are planned one year so as to secure the date and venue.
To have changed my date on such short notice would have been a logistical hazard not to myself but to the whole crew. Elections have not always been in February. I am proud of every Nigerian youth for taking a stand. Thank you to my true fans that understood and still came out for me.”