Politics

I always thought our problem was our leaders until I joined politics – Yul Edochie

Star Actor cum politician Yul Edochie has stated that Nigerian people are a big part of the problem which includes the country’s leaders. In a series of tweets, Yul Edochie revealed that the people are a part of Nigeria’s problem because they only want to vote for the politician who has money to dole out. According to the actor cum politician, ‘I always thought our problem was our leaders till I joined politics and realized the people are also a big part of the problem. If you run for office and you don’t have money to share, even your village people will leave you and support a well known kidnapper who is sharing money’. He also said, ‘yes our leaders have failed us for so long but running out of the country is not the best option. Who go fix am? Then we are treated as...

Kenneth Okonkwo appointed a member of APC presidential campaign team

Nollywood actor cum politician, Kenneth Okonkwo, has been appointed as a member of the APC Women and Youth Presidential Campaign Team. The actor with glee, made his appointment known in a post on his Instagram page. Sharing a picture of his appointment letter, the actor wished his followers a happy new year. Kenneth Okonkwo’s post below: “To God be the glory for my appointment as a member of APC Presidential Campaign Team. By the grace of God every appointment you are expecting this year will come to pass IJN. Happy new year once more and God bless “ Recall that the actor was in the race for the seat of Enugu State Governor. He however lost at the primaries.

Yul Edochie resigns as SSA to Governor Willie Obiano, Joins PDP

CELEBRITY GIST: Nollywood actor turned politician, Yul Edochie, on Monday announced his defection to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The popular actor also tweeted that he was resigning his position as the senior special assistant (SSA) on creative and entertainment media to Willie Obiano, governor of Anambra State. The 36-year-old actor said he was dumping the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) for PDP in a bid to support the Atiku Abubakar’s presidential ambition, ‘for the sake of Nigerians.’ His latest defection is his third political affiliation in two years. His tweet reads: “Today I gave up my position as SSA to Governor of Anambra & joined the PDP with tons of my supporters to give 100% support to @atiku & @PeterObi. “I do this for...

Yul Edochie redraws from 2019 presidential election

NOLLYWOOD NEWS: Nollywood actor and politician Yul Edochie has withdrawn from the 2019 Presidential race after due consultations and considerations. In 2017 Yul Edochie contested the November Anambra governorship election on the platform of the Democratic Peoples Congress (DPC) and lost. He went on to join the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, where he declared his interest to take part in the 2019 Presidential race, for which he shared a campaign poster on social media and captioned: “Today I declare my interest to run for President of the greatest country in the world, Nigeria. A blessed country that has been crippled by decades of bad leadership. Enough is Enough! Fellow Nigerians, stand with me let us bring the problems of our country to the THE LAST BUS STOP!!!” And today, ...

I’m going to address issues when I become Governor – Kenneth Okonkwo

CELEBRITY GIST: Veteran Nollywood actor Kenneth Okonkwo has been working hard to ensure that he gets enough votes to see him win the governorship seat in Enugu state next year 2019. The actor has not been in the good books of some especially when he finally announced that he will be running under the All Progressive Congress (APC) party, which turned some people off as they believe that a man like him shouldn’t have gone for such party for best reasons known to them. Well, no going back now as his train campaign has been moving really fast and recently, he was at Udi Local Government and Nsukka, where the people renewed their confidence in their son, Dr Kenneth Okonkwo, to run and win the gubernatorial seat of Enugu State come 2019. To prove his promises to his people he wrote: “I th...

I need my colleagues to support my political ambition -Yul Edochie

CELEBRITY GIST: Few weeks ago, Nollywood actor Yul Edochie was appointed the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on creative & Entertainment Media to Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano. Shortly after the news broke, the actor got lots of congratulatory messages from the majority of his colleagues in the entertainment sector. It was indeed a welcomed development as most of them never supported his gubernatorial campaign. Reacting to this, Edochie said he doesn’t hold any grudges against his colleagues for not supporting his political ambition but assures he only meant well for Anambra State. These were his words: “No, not at all. I don’t hold any grudge against anyone. I don’t expect everybody to support me. I was determined to make a change in Anambra and Nigerian...

Kenneth Okonkwo officially unveils his governorship election poster

CELEBRITY GIST: Veteran Nollywood actor Kenneth Okonkwo has officially unveiled his Enugu governorship election poster, ahead of the 2019 polls. The move star declared his ambition some weeks back under the platform of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in Enugu with the immediate past governor of the state, Sullivan Chime, in attendance, has now shared his poster. While unveiling the poster, he said; “Without God I can do nothing but with Him I can do all things because He strengthens me. Join the wining team. By the grace of God, I am the next Governor of Enugu State.” May God grant Kenneth Okonkwo success in his political ambition.

Popular Nollywood Actor, Kanayo O. Kanayo Announces His Ambition To Venture Into Politics

The nollywood actor Anayo Modestus Onyekwere usually known as Kanayo O Kanayo has joined the likes of Desmond Elliot, Yul Edochie, Kate Henshaw and other Nigerian entertainers who have ventured into politics. In an Instagram post, the 56-year-old actor announced his ambition to represent Ahiazu/Ezinhitte Mbaise Federal Constituency of Imo state in the upcoming 2019 elections under the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA). Ya Gazie . #KOK2019 A post shared by DIMKPA ISE NDI MBAISE (@kanayo.o.kanayo) on Jul 9, 2018 at 9:06am PDT No doubt, this would be KOK’s first partisan participation in politics, having been chairman of National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Studies, (NIHTS), a federal government parastatal in 2013. The talented actor was born on March 1, 1962 and hails from Mbai...

Stop beating and burning thieves. Beat corrupt politicians instead – Yul Edochie

CELEBRITY GIST. Nollywood actor cum politician Yul Edochie is all out to speak the truth irrespective of who gets hurt as some Nigerians have wept too much. The actor has been one of the few celebrities who have stepped out to indsicate their interest in political office and to an extent, it has really paid off. Yul observing how dirty politics in Nigeria has gotten to stated that the political system in Nigeria is filled with corrupt people because good people shy away from politics. These were his own words: “The political system in Nigeria is filled with corrupt people because good people shy away from politics. Things can only change when good men and women defy all challenges and come on board.” He went on to urge Nigerians to stop the silly trend of beating and burning pe...

Fulani Herdsmen killings are “political human sacrifices” – Ramsey Nouah

Fulani Herdsmen killings are “political human sacrifices” – Ramsey Nouah With the whole country still reeling from the dastard killings of more than 100 persons in Plateau state over the weekend, a number of Nigerian entertainers have come out to accuse the Federal Government of not doing enough to end the ugly trend. Reacting to the killing, Nollywood actor and producer, Ramsey Nouah, said he is of the view that the inability of security agents to stop the killing spree going on in many parts of the country is tied to political reasons. He wrote: This is sad and honestly becoming unbearable… How long shall we continue?… It’s beginning to look like a deliberate act by our security to neglect this issue for political reasons. Human sacrifices for political goals???.. What has th...

Politics will not stop me from acting. I’m an actor for life – Kenneth Okonkwo.

NOLLYWOOD CELEBRITY GIST: Popular Actor, Lawyer and Politician Kenneth Okonkwo has created a name for in the movie industry since his debut in Nollywood.

I cannot join politics because am not diplomatic. I cannot call white black – Ramsey Nouah

NOLLYWOOD CELEBRITY GIST: Star Actor Ramsey Nouah has come out to say he is not cut out for politics because he is not a diplomatic person.

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