Facing the next elections, the Nollywood actress bimbo akintola has stated why APC presidential candidate Bola Tinubu is the best choice for Nigeria.
In an interview with TVC Your View, the 52-year-old actress revealed that she works for Mr. Tinubu because she is convinced that he has what it takes to transform Nigeria.
The movie star described Mr. Tinubu as a talent and skill locator while publicly defending his decision to support his candidacy.
She said, “I am with the CCP, I am working for Asiwaju, and I am also with CGI (Grassroots Connection Initiative), which MC Oluomo started. What we are doing is going door to door. First, Asiwaju created talent; he found people who know how to do things, look at his cabinet when he was governor; those are the names we call now.”
“We see Fashola, Osinbanjo, Wale Edun, and they are the so-called young names that we call in politics, and they all came from where? It is because Asiwaju got them and brought them. We would be excited about the changes that would occur in this county.
Bimbo also praised Tinubu’s generosity towards his industry and colleagues, which he said started long before he declared himself a candidate for president.
“I know you have a vision for Nigeria, which is crucial; where we are in the world right now, if you know you don’t have an image, you shouldn’t try to serve. He has an idea.
“Tinubu has supported so many people, our industry for example; you don’t need to know it to get support. Wen, we lost Moji Olaiya and she was not in the country; he took her inside her; she paid for everything. So many actors have gotten help from him and he doesn’t know them from anywhere,” she said.
When asked about her colleague Funke Akindele’s candidacy for Lagos state lieutenant governor, Bimbo gave a vague answer.
“I think more and more people who feel they have a service to provide to this country need to step up. Nigeria needs all the help; take a step forward
The ‘Dangerous Twin’ star, hitherto known for his easy-going disposition on social media, said he is currently speaking out because other people are trying to downplay his choices.
“Normally, I don’t share my politics or what I believe on social media, but because of how people attack others, I said no, we won’t be bullied.
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“All Nigerians have the right to choose. My choice may be different from yours, but that doesn’t change the fact that we are both Nigerians.”
Bimbo, whose career spans more than three decades, has carved a niche for herself, especially in films that tell the stories of women’s and girls’ plight.
She made her acting debut in Owo Blow (1995) and then starred opposite Richard Mofe-Damijo in Out of Bounds (1997).