Popular Nollywood actor, [b]Olumide Oworu has caused a huge stir immediately he announced his political ambition.
Olumide declared his intention to run for a seat in the Lagos state House of Assembly, Surulere constituency 1, on the platform of the Labour Party (LP).
The actor, who is popular for his roles in ‘The Johnson’ and ‘Far From Home’, disclosed this in a post shared via his Instagram page on Thursday.
He has decided to serve the people and contribute to the realization of an all-inclusive government in which youths can participate in governance.
The announcement has caused a buzz online because his senior colleague, Desmond Elliot, currently holds the position under the All Progressives Congressive (APC), and is running for a third term.
Olumide posted his campaign flyer and wrote,
“It is with a sense of honour and duty that I announce my candidacy for membership of The Lagos State House of Assembly – Surulere Constituency 1 on the platform of The Labour Party. The youth of this generation in Nigeria are more politically aware than ever and are now striving to have our voices heard and take part in the government process of this great country. As someone with a passion for youth development, it is on this note that I tender myself in service to play my part in the actualization of an all inclusive government, where the young Nigerian intellectuals have a chance to make a change by being a part of the move for the creation of a new Nigeria. Thank you for your support. A new Nigeria is POssible.”
See how some people reacted below,