Will Not Allow My Children Join Politics While I’m Alive, Our Democracy Has No Meaning ? Actor Pete Edochie
Veteran Actor, Pete Edochie has declared that none of his five children would join politics in Nigeria due to the corrupt nature of the nation’s politics.
Pete Edochie disclosed this in a recent interview with the Tribune Newspaper.
The actor said, “Can I ever be a politician? God forbid! Will any of my children become a politician? Let God forbid it now that I am still alive. I will discourage him. I remember an occasion that a politician was on the television and I was sitting with another politician, and the one on TV was screaming, ‘If I get the people who stole this money, I will not only sack them; I will prosecute them,’ and the politician by my side said ‘Nonsense! He took the money; I was there.’”
Berating the political structure, the renowned actor known for his wicked roles in movies said, “Look at people crossing from one party to the other. It just shows that our democracy has no meaning. The people you owe your obligation to are those who elected you, who make up your constituency. Before you make any decision or defect, consult them. It is rather unfortunate. Before we gravitate to 2015, by the time they want to pick a presidential candidate, that is where the problem will come from. Let’s watch.”
Lending his voice on the recent controversial statement made by Pastor Chris Okotie, Pete said, “He is entitled to his opinion. He has the right to say whatever he likes and he is using that right. Constitutionally, he is entitled to it. Stupidity is what we all have in common as human beings, but some people insist that improving it is their entitlement. So, you expect Pete Edochie and other Catholics to be angry? No, I won’t. When people condemn T. B. Joshua and say he is using devilish powers, I tell them, ‘Go and use devilish powers and do what he is doing too.’ I don’t believe in running people down because you can’t reach their gifts and depriving others of their hard-earned credit.”
Source: Gossip Nigeria