Emeka Ike, Nollywood actor, says he will be contesting for a seat in the house of representatives in Imo state.
The 51-year-old actor, who made the announcement on his Instagram page on Sunday and shared pictures from his campaign.
Ike will be contesting on the Young Progressive Party (YPP) platform for the Ideato South local government seat in Imo.
“Campaign up, YPP, youth and masses friendly party. Let’s go fellow masses, YPP is changing the grassroots narrative. Youths, it’s our time,” he wrote.
“Real leaders should step out to the centre stage. Let’s sample the stuff u are made of. Not merely sharing money with no content.”
Ike, who won the debut edition of the Celebrity Gulder Ultimate Search, lost the Actors Guild Association of Nigeria (AGN).
Ike had been contending with Ibinabo Fibresima for AGN leadership and the duo reached a peace agreement at the 2017 Peace and Reconciliation Conference that held in Enugu.
He began contending for AGN leadership in 2005 after Ejike Asiegbu’s tenure as president.
A number of entertainers, including Bankole Wellington popularly known as Banky W, and Funke Adesiyan have signified interest to run for political offices in 2019.
However, Adesiyan, who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to All Progressives Congress, did not get the ticket of her party.
Fiberesima held the helm of affairs of the guild for a period until a suit was filed against her re-election by Maradona Mikevine, a veteran Nollywood actor.