Tony Umez, a popular Nollywood actor, has formally endorsed Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi for the 2023 election.
Giving grounds for his support, the Nigerian actor stated that the Labour Party candidate has always said and done the right things in the past.
Tony, who stated his views in an interview with the BBC, stated that if he were to vote as soon as tomorrow, he would vote for Obi.
He said, “Some think it’s their birthright to rule Nigeria. I don’t know where that came from. I am not saying Peter Obi is a good man, but he’s saying the right things and has done the right things.
“There is much rage right now. Nigeria is blessed with great human and natural resources, but we have not been blessed with good leadership and the youth are angry about how things turned out.
“There are some people that have been thrown up that I feel are not credible enough to rule us. I think if you are part of a problem, you can not be part of the solution.”
Umez condemned what he tagged sit-tight rulership in Africa as he criticised the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government.
“The people you saw when you were much younger are still same people in leadership today, there’s this sit-tight-ism in Africa. How do you grade a government? Education, transportation, and security,” he asked.
”Looking at this present government by all these indices, how would you grade this government? For me, sub-zero.
“Maybe they’ve done some things. But whatever you do that doesn’t impact positively on the citizenry, it’s nonsense. People in government have nothing to fall back on, that’s why they sit tight in power.
“You ask someone what they do for a living, and they say they are a politician. Is that a job?, It’s a call to service. But for these guys, that’s where they earn a living. People steal with impunity, and there’s no integrity among our leaders,” he added.
Similarly, veteran Nollywood performers Kanayo O. Kanayo, Keneth Okonkwo, Okey Bakassi, Kate Henshaw, Charlyboy, Daddy Freeze, comedia Macaroni, Psquare, Phyno, Flavour, Ruggedman, and others have stated their support for Labour Party candidate Peter Obi.
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