If Entertainers Start Rejecting Money From Politicians, They’ll Start Taking Us Serious- Regina Chukwu

If Entertainers Start Rejecting Money From Politicians, They'll Start Taking Us Serious- Regina Chukwu
Regina Chukwu




Nigerian actress, Regina Chukwu has left a piece of advice for her colleagues in the entertainment industry regarding the forthcoming election.

The movie star stated that entertainers also influence the choice of voters and urged than to be mindful of their choice so as not to mislead their followers.

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She made this known during an interview with Saturday Beats where she bore her mind on the tragic incident in Owo.

She said:

“Entertainers influence people. Or, why do you think business owners pay entertainers to influence the sale of their products? Let’s not be biased. We (entertainers) have some die-hard fans and they would support whichever politician we are behind.”

According to her, she felt deeply saddened by the killings at St Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State, last Sunday.

She said, “I was highly emotional after the killings in Owo. It is high time we (entertainers) change our attitude towards campaigning for politicians.

“I know it is a personal decision. However, we have been doing the same thing over and again, so why don’t we do it in another way this time around? I believe people should be allowed to vote for the leaders they desire for themselves.

“It is not like we are doing it for the love of the country. After collecting all these monies, what do we gain after the elections?”

Chukwu also maintained added that she has never collected money to campaign for any politician. She said, “I have never collected money to campaign for any politicians. But, people will categorise all entertainers as the same. One cannot even talk about Nigeria again without people bashing one from nowhere. I am so pained. Our government is not working.

“If we reject money from these politicians, they (politicians) will start to see us as serious people. I will start campaigning on my page, imploring people not to sell their votes.”

On her contribution to encourage citizens to participate in the forthcoming elections, she said, “I have been encouraging my followers on social media to get their permanent voter’s cards. Voting is the right of every adult citizen. I believe we can eventually get things right.”


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