Friday, 24 October 2014

Jim Iyke: "Why I'm joining Politics too"

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Jim Iyke has joined the league of entertainers who have embraced politics, though he is not case however, contesting for a political post.

The controversial actor is now a member of newly registered Young Democratic Party and he has been appointed as its Director General in the Diaspora.

Jim in an interview with Daily Independent, said "We just want to say enough is enough. It is time power and our policies shift hands to fresher minds, to stronger fortes, to people that are ready to move with the momentum of time, tide and changes. But it cannot be conceivable if you are saddled in that position for over two decades? How can you grow? How can you go with the tide of time? Biologically too, time will catch up with you because you are growing old in that position.(continue)….

"Look at advanced countries of the world, and take a close look at people that have moved forward, these are people who have put things in place so that changes will be constant. Refreshment of minds, ideas, psychology, idiosyncrasies will be constant except for Nigeria.

"The same circle of people that governed us 20 years ago are the same people who are still ruling us, what are they still doing there? So many of them are in their 80s, grandfathers by all rights! Are they not tired? Suffering and smiling has become our motto, our slogan",

"There are black men of strong background and strong voice abroad. We have them everywhere. There is a rippling effect, that whatsoever resonates here touches the whole world. This is the strongest economy, the most populous black nation in the world. You cannot say that what we are doing concerns Nigerians alone. It concerns Africa, in the weight of what we are doing, we are carrying everybody along.
"We are not saying that this is a revolution or we are here to manipulate anybody, no. It is an open and closed book. This change may not happen in this era but it is a right step in the right direction at least there is a voice which hitherto was none existence. There is a platform where you can air your grievances. It is a truthful and open platform."

24 comments:

Evelyn Idumaka said...

It's all about the money Jim. Just say you are broke. Think about it, when was the last time this dude featured in a new movie

Anonymous said...

May God help our celbrities to do right. and be honest

Anonymous said...

oh, really?

Chiamaka Chidozie said...

But wait oh, why is everybody joining pols? Even this ruffian called Jim Iyke> i think he needs another round of deliverance

Anonymous said...

Ride on Jim Iyke. Atleast he is not contesting. Thank God.

Anonymous said...

i like his angle of coming in unlike 9ice, Tony Tetuilla, Desmond Elliot and Kate Henshaw. Thieves dem

Adiagon said...

oh, u mean Desmond Idiot? Lolzzzzzz. Nigerian celebs are jesters

Anonymous said...

But why dont we like to support our own? is it those old men that will continue to rule us if our celebs who are young cant. Whats wrong with if entertainers are joining politics. Nigerians can criticise sha. SMH. In America, the likes of Governor of California, Arnold Swazzeneggar has proven naysayers wrong

Anonymous said...

thats in America nau. This is naija

Anonymous said...

Jim Iyke, I wish u goodluck

Hilary Henchmark said...

Nollywood s now turned to Pollywood abi? Continue, diaris Godu o.

Anonymous said...

So we sh throw a party if he is joining politics. what's my own business

Anonymous said...

Thank God he is not going for House of Reps like the others, otherwise it's fake American accent we will be hearing all the time

Anonymous said...

Hahaha...

Anonymous said...

He is going there to taste the money and chop the money. Period!

Becky Ruby said...

I hope Mr Jim Iyke can be trusted?

Anonymous said...

Whether heot contesting or he is contesting money will flow. Unfact the best wasy to make money from Politics in Nigeria is to be behind the scene.

Anonymous said...

ok, i'll give u the benefit of a doubt

Honey Anis said...

Politicians and their sweet tongues

Davidson Olaoye said...

This trend of entertainers especially movie practitioners going into politics is a season film, i can only sit and watch but trust me it has no end

Anonymous said...

Emeka Ike has said it times and times again that Nollywood is dead.

Anonymous said...

Good for him

Anonymous said...

i hope he is sincere. cos with this entertainers, you just never know

Anonymous said...

Well i"m just watching. what will be will be