July 5, 2017 – Jim Iyke Joins Politics Under Young Democratic Party YDP, Defends Visit To Obasanjo & Return From Atlanta
Shortly after his recent visit to ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo, at the presidential hilltop Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nollywood actor Jim Iyke who is presently in Nigeria for his political ambition under Young Democratic Party (YDP), has stated that he did not get into politics by accident.
The actor explained this because some people felt that his visit was based on self agenda.
“I read many comments on the wake of YDP’s meeting with H.E OBJ,” said Jim Iyke.
“My job description as DG entails to broker platforms to engage diverse personalities with stakes in Nigeria leadership. I am a messenger and conduit. The dissemination and pulse of our dream must be conveyed inconsequential of the sect or platform of interest.
“I endeavour to create a seamless conservation between the establishment and our ideals and vision. There’s a fine line between perception and reality. We must not allow fear and paranoia be our perception. This is what brought us to the bottomless void; voiceless, formless. Their time is in recess. Even heaven knows it!
“Their gimmicks have long grown obsolete and redundant. Instead of standing against each other let us stand for one another. It is our greatest weapon against the status quo. The reality is what we bear as a mandate and vision. We stand for a new frontier and dispensation. The greatest disservice will be not to measure the depth of our hindsight in order to understand the challenges ahead of us. Proxy doesn’t entail association. Many students of history and leaders of thoughts will be unbiased by my argument. I am driven my passion and conviction. It’s all that has driven the propensity and pace of my pursuits.
“My party asked me with superior reasons to leave the comfort of my home in Atlanta and serve. I obeyed. I don’t intend to regret it or sell out. My horizon is higher than immediate gain. YDP is the vehicle. The members and aspirants the driver. You, my people, the engine. One cannot do without the other. It’s collective, unanimous, and unequivocal. We shall arrive without mishaps.
This is not an accident. It is God’s engineering. It’s time for sober introspection. The wills and caprices of politics must be in full practice in order to prevail. Every tool at our disposal must be utilized. A student soon becomes a tutor with the right will and gifts.” [The Nation]