Mr Ibu, has finally joined obidients, supporters of Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, after he dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).eteran Nollywood actor, John Okafor aka
Mr Ibu, who is known for his staunch support for the PDP presidential candidate, Abubakar Atiku, was recently seen at the campaign ground of the Labour party shaking hands with the party’s presidential candidate.
The comedian, whose humorous acting is often characterized by hilarious imbecility and a sharp disconnection from reality. also explained to the crowd at the Labour party political rally why he left the PDP group.
He hails from Nkanu West L.G.A., Enugu State. After elementary school, in 1974, Okafor moved to Sapele to stay with his brother, after his father’s demise.
In Sapele, he did menial jobs so he could sponsor himself to school and support his family. He then worked as a hairstylist, ventured into photography and also worked in a company that produces crates.
After secondary school, he was admitted into the College of Education, Yola, but pulled out due to financial difficulties. He later enrolled in the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu as soon as he was financially able to.
He has acted in more than 200 Nollywood movies including Mr Ibu (2004), Mr. Ibu and His Son, Coffin Producers, Husband Suppliers, International Players, Mr.Ibu in London (2004), Police Recruit (2003), 9 Wives (2005), Ibu in Prison (2006) and Keziah (2007).
TheNewsGuru.com recalls that in 2021, Mr Ibu during a conference meeting with the theme, ‘South West Stands with Bola Tinubu’ openly endorsed the former Governor of Lagos, saying he has really impacted many people.
Mr Ibu joined other actors and actresses to clamour for Tinubu to join the race to become Nigeria’s next president.
The clips shared online captured the moment Mr Ibu greeted Obi and also when he was called on stage as he prayed for the supporters of LP.