“They think to rule is a birthright”- Actor Tony Umez slams Nigerian politicians


Esteemed Nollywood actor Tony Umez has made outstanding comments concerning the political game in our county.

The 59 year old castigated the Nigerian politicians, stating that many of them consider the game of politics as a birth right, and has also disregarded that it is a post were they are called to serve. He gave casual comments showing his regards to the Labour party and clearly stated that he does not think Peter Obi is the best man, but he seem to be the only one that is moving with the interest of the people in mind.

The Nollywood star started this while on an interview with BBC

Some think it’s their birthright to rule Nigeria. I don’t know where that came from. I am not saying Peter Obi is a good man, but he’s saying the right things and has done the right things.

“There is much rage right now. Nigeria is blessed with great human and natural resources, but we have not been blessed with good leadership and the youth are angry about how things turned out.

“There are some people that have been thrown up that I feel are not credible enough to rule us. I think if you are part of a problem, you can not be part of the solution.”

The actor debunked what he tagged sit-tight rulership in Africa as he made known his lack of support for the President Muhammadu Buhari government. He added:

“The people you saw when you were much younger are still same people in leadership today, there’s this sit-tight-ism in Africa. How do you grade a government? Education, transportation, and security

”Looking at this present government by all these indices, how would you grade this government? For me, sub-zero.

“Maybe they’ve done some things. But whatever you do that doesn’t impact positively on the citizenry, it’s nonsense. People in government have nothing to fall back on, that’s why they sit tight in power.

“You ask someone what they do for a living, and they say they are a politician. Is that a job?, It’s a call to service. But for these guys, that’s where they earn a living. People steal with impunity, and there’s no integrity among our leaders.”

Other high profile celebs has also show support to the Labour party candidate Peter Obi. They include; Kanayo O. Kanayo, Kenneth Okonkwo, Okey Bakassi, Kate Henshaw, Charlyboy, Daddy Freeze, comedian Macaroni, Psquare, Phyno, Flavour, Ruggedman, to mention a few.

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