Nollywood actor Olumide Oworu, has stirred reactions on social media after he announced his candidacy for membership of Lagos State House of Assembly – Surulere Constituency.
He is running for the position on the platform of Labour Party whose presidential candidate is Peter Obi.
The actor took to his Instagram page on Thursday, with a flyer and a write-up stating the reason for his noble move.
In his statement, the ‘Far From Home’ star reveals his passion for youth development and wants a chance to make a change.
“It is with a sense of honour and duty that I announce my candidacy for membership of The Lagos State House of Assembly – Surulere Constituency 1 on the platform of The Labour Party. The youth of this generation in Nigeria are more politically aware than ever and are now striving to have our voices heard and take part in the government process of this great country.
“As someone with a passion for youth development, it is on this note that I tender myself in service to play my part in the actualization of an all inclusive government, where the young Nigerian intellectuals have a chance to make a change by being a part of the move for the creation of a new Nigeria. Thank you for your support. A new Nigeria is POssible.”
Veteran actor Desmond Elliott now has an opponent to contend with for his seat at the Lagos House of Assembly, representing Surulere constituency.
Elliott is seeking re-election for his third term on the seat, and Oworu thinks this is the perfect time for a new leadership.
His colleagues and fans have since been reacting to the news with many saying “they didn’t see it coming”.
Anikulapo star, @kunleremiofficial said, “Political fhingz. let’s get it.”
Rapper and actor Folarin Falana identified as @falzthebahdguy wrote: “I did not see this coming, but I love the look of it !! “
According to efeirele: “Desmond Elliot is shaking Love to see it!”.
Influencer, @enioluwaofficial also said: “Yes Please. Let’s Get Involved as soon as we can!”
“Really? I have not seen any of your tweets relating to Peter Obi’s candidacy? Why? “This doesn’t speak well of you if you are Obidient?” @debby_simon queried.
@MrOsobajo tweeted: “You’re a Surulere guy for sure. Seen you in a couple of spots in Lere before now so I’m sure. Surprised this campaign is just coming out now tho.”
“They’d try to discourage, they’d try to make you feel like the lesser competition, they’d ridicule you and your family as well.
“But bro, dont ever give up on this ambition.
“The time is now!” @zidalama encouraged the actor known for his role in popular sitcom, ‘The Johnsons’.