Filmmakers alongside other entertainers in the movie and music industry, have endorsed the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, and the party’s Lagos State governorship candidate, Jimi Agbaje.
The convener of the group under the umbrella of the Creative Industry Group, Felix Duke, told our newsmen that after a thorough assessment of the presidential candidates and their plans for the creative industry, they concluded that Atiku would provide the best solutions to the challenges facing the creative sector.
He said, “We appeal to our colleagues in the music, film, literary and fashion industries to vote for Atiku Abubakar. For many years, the creative sector has been ignored by past governments but the sector remains the number one job provider for youths of the country.”
Also, a veteran filmmaker, Zeb Ejiro, said he felt the industry should support Atiku when he signified his interest in ruling Nigeria.
He said, “Nollywood used to be the second most productive industry in the world but things have changed now. If Buhari rules the country for another four years, the industry will vanish.”
He also said Jimi Agbaje was the right person for the creative industry and to govern Lagos State.
Other members of the group include Paul Play Dairo, Ruggedman, Emeka Ossai, Chico Ejiro, Righteous Man.