By Ayo Onikoyi
The latest actor to have been bitten by the bug of politics is veteran actor, Jibola Dabor, who is currently strategising on how to clinch the ticket to represent his people of Owo Federal Constituency, Ondo State, at the House of Representatives.
According to the veteran actor, it was never his call or decision but the call of his people who clamour for him to represent them. But does that mean Mr. Jibola Dabor would be quitting making movies?
“ I can still do one or two movies, because nothing in the constitution says I can’t do movies, but I know there won’t be time to do much movies. I’m not quitting, I’m just taking a break to give back to the people, because I’ve realized that the industry has taken me to a particular peak. Giving back is not going to be easy from that industry, but if I’m part of a voice, I can better develop the industry and give back to the community.
So, I’m not really quitting, I’m only taking a break” he confided in me. He also told me he doesn’t have to be a career politician to know what his people need. His focus, if elected, “ Would be rural development. I’m quite experienced in the cultural activities in my constituency and I know how we can use the basic things we have in the land to enrich the youths in particular.
I’m going to concentrate on putting my constituency in the international brochure on tourism because we are very rich culturally and also use arts and crafts to create jobs for the youths which is part of the youth empowerment project I have been talking about with the current government. These are self created wealth that can happen from the land, because most of these youths have left the land seeking greener pastures where there are none. I believe that I can help redirect heir attention to the land”.