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Have "Political Entertainers" Got You Feeling 'Some Kinda Way'?


You know that moment when you see something and you want to laugh but you're not so sure if it's a joke or not so you stiffen your grin and just siddon look? That was me when I saw Julius Agwu's campaign poster. And now that it's very certain it was no joke, or no publicity stunt for a future Crack Ya Ribs show I find myself in a reflective state. 











I don't know if I speak for myself alone when I say that the minute I see a Celebrity's campaign poster I get a weird bemused feeling but after that moment passes and my mind opens up I ask if there's really anything wrong with an actor or a musician, or entertainers generally running for office. 
     I was in a bit of an argument earlier today and my learned colleague and a few others frowned upon the idea. In order not to go into legalities and/or "musings" on if there's need for a constitutional reform (as regards to who can or cannot contest for public office) I'll move right ahead and ask to hear what you guys think. But first, there is something I need to point out. 

I served in a state House of Assembly where several of the members where illiterate and semi-literate. One of the members who boasts several very flashy cars was disbarred from the Nigerian Bar for defrauding his own client to the tune of several thousands of pounds, yet this same man, whose crime was publicly documented (you'll read all about it if you google his name, that's how public it was) went on to contest for and win a seat in the house of assembly. So why shouldn't celebrities, many of whom are more enlightened and educated than some of the public office holders I've met?
     In all things I think their motive should be the compass used in judging or deciding. But then how many are really ever honest about their motives?


What's your take on this new "trend" of Nigerian celebrities running for office?

Comments

  1. Yayyyyy!!!!!!!!! I just got my card! Thanks T and thanks to Wale. Mega blessings coming your way Wale. God bless you gidi gan..

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  2. T oh, will I sound insensitive if I say I JUST DONT CARE?
    If their ambitions are good, God bless their brains, if it's NOT, their business too.

    Oh, btw, Wale welldone. I love to see people Happy!!!

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  3. Lol @ political entertainers. Like you said it's all about motive. Unfortunately most of them are doing it for financial gains. Your career is about to end, don't fret just become a politician.

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  4. Wale I got mine too o. Didn't know what post to thank you under. Thanks plenty.

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  5. I don't there is anything wrong with it. It only looks strange because its like the are all going into it like its the next fashionable thing to do. I remember when our actors decided to start delving into music.

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  6. Much thanks for the recharge card. I'm very grateful. God bless Wale and Thelma. Thanks, again.

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  7. Honestly this whole thing is just funny to me. Julius Agwu, a whole Governor bwahahahaha! Now depending on their 'hand' they might get this positions they are 'sharing'.

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  8. Recharge card gotten and loaded, thanks so much Wale and Thelma. Am grateful

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  9. Congrats to pple geetting cards,but can we. Focus on the topic at hand plz? Anyways, I think its a welcome development cos it aint funny ooh an they are educated Well enough. Atleast no be dem baba suwe dey contest #NoOffence

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  10. The matter tire me too Thelma. When I saw the poster bearing Desmond Elliot, I went, 'wow...what's with this sudden craze for political affiliations'. I mean do these people even understand the trappings of ruling a nation? Politics isn't something to pick up out of boredom. It is not an afterthought. In this country where we are yet to get a lot of things right, are they mentally ready to commit to service? This is beyond line recitals definitely and this is not to say they don't have depth but it's not about being educated either. Are they really contesting to serve and ready to?

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  11. Movies ain't paying the bills now it's poliitics. Na wa. What is nice doing there, as governor will julius agwu ever be taken seriously. Lol

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