Seasoned Nigerian gospel singer, Mercy Chinwo, has stunned her fans and thousands of supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after giving a great performance, Tuesday, at the flag-off of the party’s 2023 gubernatorial campaigns in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital.
On stage, the 32year old singer, who recently wedded her heartthrob, Pastor Blessed Uzo in August at a celebrity-studded wedding, gave a stupendous rendition of her songs, leaving the audience thrilled, especially as she sang in her local Akwa Ibom dialect and pidgin English.
The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Emmanuel Udom and his wife, Martha were visibly thrilled as Mercy Chinwo dazzled the ecstatic audience with most of her popular hits, including ‘Obinasom’, ‘Jesus You Love Me Too Much’.
In his speech, after her performance, Governor Udom described Mercy Chinwo’s Performance as electrifying even as the teeming crowd of supporters, stakeholders and party faithfuls cheered her on for a great show.
After her performance, a lot of reactions have been whipped up on social media, either condemning her for performing at a political rally or, congratulating her for giving a breathtaking performance .
Below are some of the tweets generated by her performance:
Below are some of the reactions compiled from Twitter.
@IkennaArinze: This is a state rally to support one of their own. She was not at the presidential rally. If she believes that the pdp have done well in Akwa Ibom, she should carry go.
@EsteemKuti: But I thought she was supposed to use the gift to glorify God. What’s she doing collecting money in a political rally ? She done turn burna boy
@Chrisamaechi: Abeg allow her earn her pay. Charge them double if she could. Artists should be free to ply their trade this season. They are like printers and bus drivers. She knows that at the end, Obi-dience is the most important thing.
@3xtimesalady: Atleast Udom Emmanuel paid her appearance fee, wetin concern her? She probably knows how to vote wisely.
@Silad_Chime: If you are a carpenter, and called to fix Tinubu’s table, you will charge the fee for the service and get the job done. Na work she go do. You finish, they pay you, you waka. Nothing attached. She doesn’t need to vote for PDP/ APC. She can actually sing for APC and PDP same day.
While addressing the crowd, shortly after unveiling his chosen successor, Umo Eno, Governor Udom also unveiled candidates for House of Representatives and House of Assembly in the state, while stating that he was confident that the team will come out victorious and ultimately campaign for the party’s flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar.
Speaking on his rumored resignation, Udom clarified that he had no intention of resigning as Chairman of Atiku Abubakar’s Presidential Campaign Council. His words: ‘I remain the chairman of the Atiku-Okowa Presidential Campaign. I am not going anywhere. They’ve seen that we are coasting home to victory, that is why they are bringing that (rumoured resignation),’ he said.