2023: Celebrities endorsing politicians doing so for money – Chiwetalu Agu


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Veteran actor, Chiwetalu Agu says Nigerian entertainers endorsing politicians ahead of the 2023 elections are mostly doing it for money.

Explaining that “integrity, morality and conscience have disappeared”, Agu berated entertainers who allow money to determine their stance.

“I am not in that family (of actors). It (endorsement) depends on personal interest because politics is no longer the profession of sanitised citizens.

“These days, a lot of things have to do with money. Money can sway people. People are not patient again. What they count is what money does for them today, not tomorrow.

“Nobody is patient because things are hard. Integrity, morality and conscience have disappeared. What we are doing in Nigeria today puts me off,” Sunday Punch quoted the actor as saying.

He lamented that corruption has continued to thrive in Nigeria despite President Muhammadu Buhari’s promise to tackle it headlong.

Agu said he has lost faith in the incumbent administration.

“Buhari said that he would come and fight corruption to the finish, to put corruption in a very dire situation. But when he came, money began to exchange hands.

“Everything has gone gaga. Integrity no longer counts. I have lost hope in the (current) regime. As a matter fact, what Buhari is doing is not leadership; it is ‘rulership’,” he said.


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