By Benjamin Njoku
Popular actor cum director, Ugezu. J.Ugezu who early this year, declared his intention to run for President in 2019, on the platform of Youth Democratic Party,YDP, has dumped his ambition.
Ugezu made this known in a recent chat with NollyNow. He said he’s stepping down because the political system in the country does not provide the space for young presidential aspirants like himself to actualize their dreams.
Ugezu lamented the exorbitant monetary demand people are making from him for mainly declaring to serve the country, maintaining that it’s part of the reasons he decided to dumped his presidential ambition as it showed him that there is something fundamentally wrong with Nigeria.
In the meantime, the popular actor who’s best known for his role in movies as a grandmaster in the occult world, said he would be throwing his full weight behind the former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Chief Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu who recently declared to run for President in 2019, on the platform of Young Progressive Party,YPP.
The actor said apart from sharing the same political ideology with him,the former Deputy Governor of CBN has an edge over him as a political economist, lawyer and a former United nations official. In his words, “My political ambition has always been about transforming Nigeria and getting things to work again.
I belong to the school of thought which believe that Nigeria is not working, and politics is not played the way it should be played. We are dwelling so much on criticisms and religious issues. The structure we have in Nigeria does not encourage development.”
“I am just a film maker and I never worked in any government establishment, where people steal money. And I have no money to begin to share to people because I am coming out to serve my country. We have grown to see politics as a business and no longer as a call to serve the country,”he bemoned. Recall that Ugezu and another Nollywood producer, Victor Okhai separately indicated their interests in vying for the highest office in the country on the platform of YDP.