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Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Actor Bob Manuel-Udokwu to contest for House of Assembly seat in 2015

In an interview with Encomium magazine, actor, Bob Manuel-Udokwu revealed plans to contest for a seat at the Anambra state House of Assembly in the 2015 general elections under APGA. Bob is the current special adviser to Anambra state Governor on Nollywood and Entertainment.
"I have been in politics since I was given the role of the special adviser on Nollywood and Entertainment in Anambra state under the leadership of this present administration. If you mean I am contesting for a post in the Anambra state House of Assembly, Yes I am interested in vying for a political position in 2015 general elections in Anambra state House of Assembly to represent Idemili North Constituency 1. I want to go to the grassroots" he said
Bob says he sees nothing wrong in Nigerian entertainers venturing into Politics as most of their US counterparts have also done same
"People ask that a lot. Why are people raising eyebrow on it. A lot of people from other sectors have also gone into politics. There shouldn't be an exception. In the US, a lot of entertainers are into politics. Why are journalist always asking this question? We are often called political actors. I don't see anything wrong in entertainers going into politics. I am proud I put Nigeria on the world map as an actor. There is nothing bad in it if I do that in politics as well" he said
Asked who will sponsor him as politics involves a lot of money, the actor said
"Even when you shoot a movie, you need money for it as well. For me, it is not about the financial implication, it is the end result. We need to give hope to younger people. Let those who are sane, people who have been tested go in. I have been tested in the industry, I believe I am up to the task. Money has a role no doubt but we should not forget the end result" he said

58 comments:

Anonymous said...

POLITICS WHERE FREE MONEY ART

Halliday said...

Abeg go rest jor continue wit ur acting...

Steveosky 4 Real. said...

Ok. Good for him then..!!

Unknown said...

Nawa ooooo, notin wey we no go see 4 dis nigeria.

Peejay said...

Interesting. Bob Manuel turned Schwarzeneggar. Lets see how this pans out.

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Good for him,I wish him the best.
Those in politics are humans like him,they don't have two heads.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Bonita Bislam said...

Why are they asking him about sponsors when its a common knowledge that sponsors are never in short supply in this country.They can come from prison,have no shoes or even dress as women.

Bishop Dammy said...

Bob wants to go the grassroots .. God will be done come 2015. It is well. John 14:27. BishopDammy#

Debbie Chelsea said...

Gud 4 him

Anonymous said...

Super story

Unknown said...

Everybody going into politics
For us(masses) / for self interest
Waiting patiently






BORN TO SHINE !!!!!!

Anonymous said...

They all tell us their aim is to serve their people, but we all know it is because they want to have their own share of the national cake. Well best of luck to him

SHOCKING: Do these 3 things & you'll have SEX with any girl on the first date [18+]


Unknown said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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Go and chop ur own national cake nobi only them get mouth..... Up Anambra state..... (state of life).....
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Anonymous said...

So much political drama

FIZZICHILLIO said...

Nice one.. Shun all this press interviews n put some work in. The result will speak for you. Wish you all the best!

#Fizz

Anonymous said...

Wish him the very best #bright bravo#

Unknown said...

God is with him.

Alloy Chikezie said...

So its officially a trend that nollywood actors and actresses all moving into politics, its all good, I hope they engineer a change


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APPLE said...

Go join them thief.

ary said...

Promises, politics has a way of turning good people bad

Anonymous said...

Sometimes I hate Nigeria. What is this rubbish? GEJ can you see what your incompetence is causing? To be in government is now a joke. Pretty soon we will be ruled by area boys.

4everdope said...

Nice move... wish you all the best

Unknown said...

All Da Best BoB

Anonymous said...

U HAVE BEEN TESTED U SAY BOB... OK OOOO I PRAY YOU WIN I NEED TO SEE HOW U INTEND PERFORM.

onyii said...

linda u have not been seeing my comments and u dont care to ask after me. Dere is GOD ooooooo

Dee Tee said...

... Seasons of politicing for nollywood stars... Well, all the best Bob

Dee Tee said...

... Seasons of politicing for nollywood stars... Well, all the best Bob

Unknown said...

All of 'em wanna hv a piece of dat national cake
Well if can do a job am cool with it
Buh he shld knw adiro agba aka azo ala
Beware many have gone


.....SƖεεkz

NaNcY DreW said...

TRENDING- Nollywood actors/actress switching 2 politics.

NaNcY DreW said...

TRENDING- Nollywood actors/actress switching 2 politics.

Anonymous said...

Special adviser on nollywood and entertainment? Abeg what's his job description?

Unknown said...

special adviser on Nollywood and entertainment.....Dear Lord make a way for me where there seems to be no way, create a position where there seems to be no position for me.........IJN.AMEN

Anonymous said...

here we go again, using the US as a yardstick...smh... there is nothing wrong if actors go into politics, but why must we use the US as a yardstick in everything we do?

and also what does the Anambra State Government need a special adviser on Nollywood and Entertainment for? Bikonu... Im tired of Nigeria i swear smh

Daralohi said...

Congrats and sucess

Unknown said...

Well said Bob. Goodluck to you.

Unknown said...

I think Bob is out of movie roles dats y he is venturing into politics....everybody wan chop national moimoi.....jisike

Unknown said...

Good move, maybe injection of different blood might save our politics. For those that question his current role, his job is to get all that money nollywood spends shooting in enugu down to anambra state

Angie said...

Politics is a risky business; I'm sure he's ready for it.
Good luck nwanna!

*My R1.50c comment*

Unknown said...

Ok we r waiting

Funso Samuel said...

Hehehe! Almost all of them (entertainers) are venturing into politics this days.Well...that's good...just that i will advise you guys to be careful.9ice, Kate Henshaw,Bob,Agwu etc,you guys should know that their is a huge diff. between Nollywood and Naija Politics o.You shouldnt see it that because people love you as entertainers so that will give an edge over other contestants o.Naija politics is a dirty game...and i doubt if some of you can play dirty.If all can,Kate cant...im sure of that.I wish you all the best in your political journey

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Apc will defeat u in idemili North constituency1 no gainsaying..IJ

Anonymous said...

I'm okay with you saying you are qualified and also wanting to give back to the people (usual stories) but can you all drop the entertainers in America did it story.don't you have visions of your own?Arnold won cos he was smart enough to hook up with a woman that has a very strong political background.if you wanna contest,good luck but enough of America this and that.

Anonymous said...

Nawooooo all our Nollywood actors and actresses joining politics, it is ok just that we will missing their faces in movies. by dobis112@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Nawooooo all our Nollywood actors and actresses joining politics, it is ok just that we will missing their faces in movies. by dobis112@gmail.com

Amicable said...

I just love this dude,he can never go wrong with me

Anonymous said...

Nothing ventured, nothing gained!! Ça va?

Unknown said...

Na wa ooh

Unknown said...

Ogidi people and Anambra people won't let you down. *weloveyouBOB* #####QUEENMAYA#####

JOYCHY said...

Tis well ooo.......Wish u d best..

JOYCHY said...

Tis well ooo.......Wish u d best..

Unknown said...

Bob is far better than Tony One Week. I will give him my vote!

Anonymous said...

Imagine the US president appointing a moron as a special ADIVSER on Hollywood and entertainment... Only in Nigeria... MORON!

Unknown said...

Tony one week did it and it worked for him so, BOB's own will not be exceptional. My man carry GO.

Anonymous said...

Bob Manuel udokwu u are going nowhere !!! Cos u have neva done anything good for any youth in ogidi...u are going nowhere!

Anonymous said...

So because american actors are going into politics means that this mumu nollywood actors should do the the same? Mcshewwww.

LEEZ said...

I dey your back! All the best

Anonymous said...

FIRST TO COMMENT****(GURU)

OUR CELEBRITIES, ARE NOW GOING INTO POLITICS.WISHING BOB MANUEL-UDOKWU, THE BEST OF LUCK, AS HE CONTEST FOR A SEAT IN ANAMBRA STATE, HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY COME 2015..THIS, SAME BOB MANUEL-UDOKWU IS THE FORMER SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE ERSTWHILE GOVERNOR, PETER OBI ON CREATIVE MEDIA AND NOW THE INCUMBENT GOVERNOR WILLIE OBIANO, HAVE APPOINTED HIM AS THE SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT ON MOVIE /ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

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