Entertainment

MOVIE STARS GROAN OVER Pres. GOODLUCKS DEFEAT

  

The recently concluded presidential elections which held last week Saturday has no doubt left many devastated especially the diehard supporters of the outgoing president Goodluck Jonathan who lost to his opponent Gen.Muhamadu Buhari.The worst hit with the outcome of the elections happens to be a good number of Nollywood stars who formed a major part of the president’s campaign team. Prior to the elections, the Goodluck led administrations engaged in full force, the allegiance and support of the members of Actors Guild of Nigeria for his political campaign. In lieu of that, the association led by their president Ibinabo Fiberesima paid several visits to Aso Rock to pledge their support and also participated fully in his campaign, following him to all the states of the federation for his campaign rally. It wasn’t all about the field work as they also enjoyed a lot of treaties for standing stolidly behind GEJ.They were hosted to several reception parties at the presidential villa and also at Eko Hotel ,Lagos .From the veterans like Patience Ozokwor,RMD,Bob Manuel Udokwu to A Lists like Mercy Johnson, Monalisa CHINDA, Rita Dominic,Yul Edochie,Ini Edo,Stephanie Okereke,Omoni Oboli,Segun Arinze,Lancelot Immasuen,Fidelis DUKER  and several others, they all came out to throw their weight behind president Jonathan whose love and support for the movie industry is very evident with the financial assistance he has showered the industry since he assumed office. He will go down in his as the only Nigerian president so far who has changed the face of entertainment in Nigeria, hence one of the many reasons the practitioners solicited for votes from fan to help keep him in office for a second tenure.However,the masses seemed not to share the same view with their quest for change and a new leader in the person of Buhari.And from the moment it became quite glaring that the battle had been lost, many of them took to their social media to grieve the sad news and extol the virtues of this gentle and peace loving leader who bravely accepted defeat without retreat, an act most leaders can never abide. First to react via her face book was AGN president who is like an adopted daughter to President Goodluck. In her words “He is a very good man. Nigeria has just lost the one who was brought to us to set a solid foundation for greatness. The reactionary forces overwhelmed him especially from within. My friend and brother GEJ is a goodman.It is well with him. We fought a good fight. Thanks to all of you who believed in him. It was not a wasted confidence. He has more to give to the world. Congratulations Gen.Buhari and APC.Nigeria belongs to us all.
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