Nollywood’s newest grandma, Ireti Doyle has urged Nigerians to get involved in politics just like singer Davido did in recent weeks in Osun state.
Davido, whose uncle is the standard bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the yet to be concluded governorship election in the state, has been a strong youth mobiliser for the opposition party.
However, Iretiola said if Nigerians had demonstrated a similar passion and fervour in politics as Davido, the nation would have escaped the political and socio-economic doldrums it has found itself in present times.
Sharing a photo of Davido on Instagram, the actress wrote on her Instagram handle:
“Who he’s campaigning for and why is immaterial and beside the point.
“The way I see it, if a quarter of us got involved and pursued our political preferences with as much passion, single-mindedness, loyalty, doggedness and “we die here” fervour that @davidoofficial has displayed and sustained over the last several days, it’s safe to say that the last 2 decades probably wouldn’t have gone down the way they have and we probably wouldn’t be in the current socio-political situation we are in. It doesn’t matter how cerebral or articulate you are; backseat driving and armchair political analysis don’t change a thing.
“Everyone is analysing what A, B, C and D are doing, the real question is what are you doing? How are you getting involved? What is your political preference and how are you ensuring that you are effectively represented?
“Alas, classic Nigerianese, you no go do, person wey gree do will be damned for doing… Na so!
“Davido has found his “why”. I am PVC ready currently on the lookout for my “why”. A candidate whose politics I agree with, who I feel I can trust.”