April 2, 2015 – Ngozi Nwosu Says There Are More Beggars In US Than Nigeria, Warns Nollywood Lovers To Let Peace Reign
As the collation of votes for the Nigerian presidential election wound down on Tuesday, veteran Nollywood actress, Ngozi Nwosu took time out to caution Nigerians on the need to exercise restraints.
She was particularly concerned about the tension around the country between supporters of the candidates of the two leading political parties, that she painted a scenario of a civil war, urging party supporters who have been at loggerheads on the social media, to remain calm and accept the outcome of the election in good faith.
According to the thespian, in the event of the break out of a civil war, those divided along party lines would be united in seeking refuge in neighbouring African countries.
She said: ”Note that the elites you are fighting for on social media will survive with their families, and they will still sit at a peace accord meeting somewhere in Ghana, South Africa or the U.N to still decide your fate and fly back their families with their private jets to continue using those who survived. If I may ask where are their children?
They are all abroad in safe keeping. Nigerian youths listen and listen well; we have only one Nigeria, what the radio did to Rwanda is what social media is doing to Nigeria now. We are all pushing Nigeria to war, there will be no winners or losers.
Nwosu, who has tried to be neutral unlike her colleagues, it will be recalled, received the support of the Lagos State government for a medical surgery abroad, recently.
She further enjoined Nigerians to preach love and kindness, saying that “to keep Nigeria one is a task we must all achieve.”
“You and I don’t own oil wells and private jets, then what are we fighting for? They want you to be counted as casualties so there would be a case. Please say no to violence! If GEJ wins he won’t feed his village. If Buhari wins he won’t feed his village, and nothing will change. There is no time a government will solve all your problems. There are more beggars and homeless people in the U.S than Nigeria even in Obamas backyard in Chicago homeless people queue up for food handouts daily,” she added.