Nollywood actress, Ibironke Anthony Ojo, popularly known as Ronke Oshodi Oke, has expressed regrets campaigning for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
During a recent interview with Chude Jideonwo, the actress said her motivation for campaigning for the APC was not driven by financial gain, even though she received a significant amount of money for her efforts.
Ronke Oshodi Oke revealed that she held a strong belief that the APC would lead Nigeria to a brighter future but ultimately experienced disappointment.
She said that he fell out with the ruling party during the EndSARS protest in October 2020, when Nigerian youths took to the streets to protest against the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a unit of the Nigeria Police Force.
The 48-year-old actress said she was disappointed with the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who was saying three different things and claiming that nobody died during the protest.
Oshodi-Oke said, “I love APC. I’m a fan of APC, body and soul. I felt APC was going to take Nigeria to the next level.
“So even while we were campaigning for them, I didn’t collect much. I wasn’t looking at the money, I was looking at what was going to happen later.
“All what they have been doing, I was thinking eight years cannot fix Nigeria. We all know that. But when the EndSARS protest came up, I was so down.
“I was really really down because our governor was saying three different things at the same time. They said they didn’t kill anybody.
“But if one person died, fifty people have died with that one person. The people that person is feeding, are their parents, and siblings.
“Before they get themselves and get back on their feet might take five years. It is a thing of the mind. Secondly, there were so many injuries.
“I saw some guys that could not use their legs, some people had bullets in their bodies. So many injuries. I will not say I was mad but I was really down. I regret working for them for that reason alone.”
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KanyiDaily recalls that Ronke Oshodi Oke recently cried out on social media after her daughter was poisoned in school by her friends.