It has officially confirmed that Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike is joining the likes of Desmond Elliot in politics after several years in the entertainment industry. has spotted several posters and campaign images of the actor who is seeking to represent Ideato South Federal Constituency at the Lower Chamber of the National Assembly on the ticket of Young Progressive Party (YPP)

A post on his Instagram page also puts to rest the numerous speculations as to whether he was indeed going into politics or it could be possible that was a scene from a movie announcing his return to the scenes after a long break.

“Campaign up, YPP, youth and masses friendly party. Let’s go fellow masses; YPP is changing the grassroots narrative. Youths, it’s our time”, he stated.

“Real leaders should step out to the centre stage. Let’s sample the stuff u are made of. Not merely sharing money with no content, “he added.

The 51-year-old actor studied mechanical engineering at the University in Lagos, but he had a burning passion for acting. His first major role was in the movie ‘Deadly Affair’ in 1987.


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