Veteran Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike, has made public his intention to contest for a seat in the House of Representatives in Imo state.
The popular actor, who is running on the platform of Young Progressive Party (YPP), is vying to represent Ideato South LGA of Imo State.
Ike made the announcement on his Instagram account – emekaikeofficial – accompanied with some of the pictures of his campaign activities.
In his words:
“Campaign up… YPP, youth and masses friendly party. Let’s go fellow masses.
“YPP is changing the grassroot narrative… youths, it’s our time to go.
“Real leaders should step out to the centre stage. Let’s sample the stuff u are made of. Not marely (sic) sharing money with no content.”
His announcement further swells the ranks of stars of Nollywood, or the Nigerian entertainment industry in general, who are actively involved in politics, including Desmond Elliot, Banky W, and Kenneth Okonkwo.