Desmond Elliot Agrees Nigerian Celebrities Joining Politics For Money

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Nov 16, 2014 – Desmond Elliot Agrees Celebrities Are Going Into Politics For Money

Nollywood actor Desmond Elliot has disagreed with some of his colleagues over their intention for rushing into politics.

This year alone over 5 Nollywood celebrities have picked up election nomination forms from their respective political parties.

During interview, many of these entertainers denied joining politics for monetary gain but in a recent chat with Desmond Elliot, reverse is the case. The actor said many of them are in it for the money

See excerpt from his recent interview:

Interviewer: Many people believe that entertainers are getting into politics because of money?

Desmond Elliot: Granted, yes, there’s money in politics but have you asked yourself one question, is it sand that you use to play politics? The answer is No. What you’re playing politics with is money. I’m not so much into what government is going to be giving as allowance, my idea as a fresh mind is how to harness the resources around me and provide for the people.

Nollywood celebrities running for election next year include Desmond, Kate Henshaw, Funke Adesiyan, Bob Manuel Udokwu, Jibola Dabo and many others.