Top Nollywood actress Bukky Wright has joined the growing number of Nigerian actors who have embraced politics.
The actress said decided to pitch her tent with the Ogun State Social Democratic Party (SDP) led by former governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba.
Other Nigerian entertainers who have joined politics included Kate Henshaw, Kenneth Okonkwo, Desmond Elliot, Julius Agwu, 9ice and Dayo ‘D1’ Adeneye.
Bukky Wright emphasised that she was joining politics not to make up numbers but to fight against women marginalization.
she said, ‘My most cogent reason is the marginalization of women in Ogun politics. The governor and deputy are men, the three senators are men and the nine House of Representative members are men as well. It is a big slap on the faces of all women as it negates the United Nations 30% affirmative action and inclusion of all women in politics. My people have called me and the voice of the people is the voice of God, so it is important that I yield to their call.’
She further added that, ‘Secondly, it’s to participate in the law-making process to attain peace and security or peaceful coexistence and good governance. For equal and effective representation for my people in my constituency not to be marginalised at the federal level and claim the constituency right for them at the federal level by being their voice. Thirdly, is to engage in checkmating the activities of the executives through the MDAs (Ministries, Departments and Agencies) for the purpose of ensuring transparency and accountability.”