Veteran Nollywood actress, Bimbo Akintola, has pledged support for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, ahead of the forthcoming general election.
Naija News reports that Bimbo, while featuring on TVC ‘Your View’, said anyone interested in being in government needs to step up as the country needs a lot.
The actress frowned at how some Nigerians are bullying celebrities who are not supporting their preferred candidate, stating that everyone has a right to make a choice.
Giving reasons for supporting the former governor of Lagos State, Bimbo Akintola said Tinubu builds talents and has a vision for Nigeria.
She referenced some of the politicians Bola Tinubu influenced their political careers, adding that he has also supported the Nollywood industry.
In her words: “I feel people who have something to give to the country should step up. Nigeria needs a lot and anyone interested in being in government needs to step up. I have been with the PCC and I’m working for Asiwaju, normally I don’t share my politics or what I believe on social media but because of the way people are attacking others, I said no we wouldn’t be bullied.
“Every Nigerian has a right to make a choice, my choice might be different from yours but it doesn’t change the fact that we are both Nigerians. First and foremost, Asiwaju built talents, he finds people who can do things and put them into government. Look at his cabinet when he was governor those are the names we call now, Fashola, Osinbajo, Wale Edun, and so many people.
“They are the young names we call in politics today and they all came from the fact that Asiwaju sourced them out and those are the things that we have seen. He has also supported so many people in our industry for one, you don’t need to know him to get support.
“When we lost Mojola and she wasn’t in the country, Asiwaju brought her into Nigeria and paid for everything. So many actors have received help from him and he doesn’t know them from anywhere. He helped, and built talents and I know that when he comes and sees the people that will work with him, we would be excited about the changes that would happen in this country. I know he has a vision for Nigeria and for me that’s key and now if you don’t have a vision for the country, you shouldn’t try to serve.”