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Okey Bakassi and Kate Henshaw Support Re-election Bid in Imo State

Stellar Nollywood Duo Graces Fundraising Event Amidst Mixed Reactions

The political arena of Imo State witnessed the convergence of entertainment and politics as Nollywood celebrities Okey Bakassi and Kate Henshaw were seen hosting a fundraising event. This gala wasn’t just any event; it was organized in support of Governor Hope Uzodinma’s re-election campaign.

Hope Uzodinma, affiliated with the APC, is gunning for another term, and having two of Nollywood’s shining stars rally behind him has certainly caught the public’s attention. However, the response from netizens has been a mix of approval, indifference, and criticism.

Prominent social media users, like NEFERTITI LITE and EJIKEME, took to their platforms to comment on the matter. While the former simply highlighted the event, the latter raised concerns over celebrities being viewed as role models and their alignment with political figures.

Another significant voice in the digital space, Pastor Okezie J. Atańi, not only brought attention to the duo’s association with the “OBIDENT MOVEMENT” but also sparked a dialogue about the current political climate, indirectly hinting at the APC’s influence in Nigeria.Okey Bakassi And Kate Henshaw Support Re-Election Bid In Imo State, Yours Truly, News, May 21, 2024Okey Bakassi And Kate Henshaw Support Re-Election Bid In Imo State, Yours Truly, News, May 21, 2024Okey Bakassi And Kate Henshaw Support Re-Election Bid In Imo State, Yours Truly, News, May 21, 2024Okey Bakassi And Kate Henshaw Support Re-Election Bid In Imo State, Yours Truly, News, May 21, 2024Okey Bakassi And Kate Henshaw Support Re-Election Bid In Imo State, Yours Truly, News, May 21, 2024

The event’s main objective was evident: to rally financial and public support for Governor Uzodinma’s re-election bid. As seen on the YC News channel, the tagline highlighted the fundraising specifically for the governor’s campaign. This direct association of top-tier celebrities with political campaigns is not uncommon, but it always elicits strong reactions from the public, especially in the age of social media where opinions are shared widely and swiftly.

While Kate Henshaw’s philanthropic initiatives have been lauded in the past, her involvement in political fundraisers sheds light on the multifaceted roles celebrities play in society. As influencers, their endorsements can sway public opinion, but they also become subjects of scrutiny and discussion.

Only time will tell what impact this event will have on the governor’s campaign, but one thing is certain: the intersection of Nollywood and politics in Nigeria remains a topic of keen interest and will continue to dominate headlines and discussions in various circles.

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