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Why I left Nigerian politics – Actor, Jim Iyke

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Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke has mentioned he ended his political profession to keep away from promoting or compromising his soul.

The actor, who joined the Younger Democratic Celebration when he started his political profession in 2014, made this identified throughout an interview with BBC Igbo on Friday.

In accordance with him, Nigerian politics is a grimy recreation characterised by violence, rigging, bribery, corruption, and different manipulations perpetrated by politicians.

“I attempted doing politics however what I used to be required to compromise was nearly like promoting your soul. I’m principled.

“The day my individuals summon me to serve, then I come out. If there’s a jungle on earth, it’s Anambra politics. It’s a unique recreation,” he mentioned.

The actor additional mentioned he doesn’t wish to be a puppet within the fingers of any godfather, fearing that the sport might eat him in the long term.

“I do know that if I foray into politics, it’s both it consumes me or I get what I need.

“Nonetheless, I don’t wish to be determined or have a godfather play me round like a puppet. I don’t wish to stain myself,” Iyke added.

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