Nollywood Celebrities – Omoni Oboli, Lancelot Imasuen, Segun Arinze comment Post-Elections stating No regrets in Campaigning for President Jonathan!
President Goodluck Jonathan endeared himself to several Nollywood actors and entertainers for investing in the industry like none of his predecessors had ever done, and so, it’s only natural to believe that the entertainment industry will greatly miss GEJ whom most of them campaigned for wholeheartedly during the election period.
Punch Saturday Beats took time to ask some of the Nollywood celebrities post-election what their reaction was to the turn of events with President Jonathan losing the election, while trying to confirm if they regretted the choice they made in supporting GEJ’s re-election campaign.
Read their comments below:
Star Actress Omoni Oboli:
“I can never regret anything I do. I stood for what I believe in, not because of financial gain. At the end of the day, the victory goes to Nigeria. This election showed true democracy and I am proud of the man that I supported. He is a hero. He conceded graciously and that is the trait of a true leader. This is democracy and nobody should work against me because I supported Jonathan.”
Ace Movie Director, Lancelot Imasuen:
“It is just that I want to use the opportunity to celebrate President Goodluck Jonathan for his uprightness. If a man that has been tagged as weak and clueless demonstrated something we thought was almost impossible in Nigeria, I eternally want to celebrate him. I will never regret campaigning for Jonathan and if this election is done again, I will still campaign for him. Why would I regret supporting him? I was not coerced or bribed into it. I was not given money, I was convinced and I still stand by my conviction. If that would make me face the international court, I am ready to face it. While supporting Jonathan, I did not kill anybody; I was only using the word of mouth to convince people.”
Former AGN President, Segun Arinze:
“I stood for what I believed in and if I had the opportunity, I would do it all over again. I do not ever regret campaigning for Jonathan. If I believed in Buhari, I would have done the same thing. I wish him all the best and hope he would take the country to a better place. It is no longer about Buhari or Goodluck but about Nigeria. I am not a card carrying member of PDP; I supported the President because I believed he has done well for my industry and Nigeria as a whole. I am a Nigerian and I have every right to the freedom of expression. Being silent would be foolhardy on my part. In 2011, I was campaigning for Fashola, why was I not silent at that time? We are all Nigerians and I don’t think Buhari would victimise me because I supported Jonathan.”