GONGO Aso crooner, Abolore Akande, known as 9Ice who has somewhat disappeared from the music scene for a while has resurfaced, only this time as a political aspirant, of a yet-to-be declared political party. The singer officially made public his intent to contest for the House of Representatives seat for Ogbomosho North/South/Orire Federal Constituency of Oyo State in the February general election of 2015 on Tuesday.
9Ice is the latest entertainer to declare intent to run for an elective office come 2015 general elections. Only last week, ace comedian, Julius Agwu rolled out his posters, declaring his ambition to be the next governor of rivers State. Others who have also caught the political bug include Jibola Dabor, Kate Henshaw, Desmond Elliot and a handful of others, warming up to do same.
However, 9Ice’s declaration has generated avalanche of reactions as some believed the singer doesn’t have what it takes to be a leader while others contend that he should be given a chance.
One critic, named Fola on Best of Nollywood chat-room platform fired at the singer, saying the singer is irresponsible. “9ice is an irresponsible fellow who could not hold a marriage. This guy’s ambition is dead on delivery” he writes.
But another respondent, Bimbo Johnson on the platform replied Fola, saying “It’s nice to have 9ice in the affairs of this country. It’s a welcome development, if young, intelligent, brave and energetic Nigerians begin to stand up and get involved in serving this great country”
The chats go back and forth with most questioning the Alapomeji’s personality, education, sophistication and ability to present motions and defend them as a lawmaker.