89 Views

Why Nigerians Will Continue To languish In Abject Poverty – Nollywood Actress

Nollywood actress, Georgina Onuoha, has suggested the need for her colleagues and all Nigerians to speak up on issues at all time and not waiting till they got favours, deals or gigs from politicians.

The actress said this after renowned movie producer, Dickson Iroegbu yesterday, in an open letter, pleaded with former president, Goodluck Jonathan for forgiveness, for his involvement in condemning his government.

Onuoha lauded Iroegbu, noting that it takes a noble man with guts to accept his mistakes and publicly acknowledge them.

She added that until we (Nigerians) begin to hold our elected officials accountable; we will continue to languish in abject poverty while our elected representatives that are supposed to serve us lavish our inheritance.

“I have tremendous respect for you Mr Dickson,” the actress noted.

It would be recalled that Iroegbu on his Facebook page on Thursday, said he regretted fighting against the former president.

He narrated how he and some of his colleagues ‘ganged up’ against Jonathan.

He wrote: “Dear Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, I write to apologize on behalf of myself and the many repentant Nigerians like me who ganged up against your government in 2012.”

The movie director categorically stated that he was a fool to have fought against, condemned Jonathan.

Supporting his guts and show of remorse, the mother of two on her Instagram account @georginaonuoha, backed Iroegbu. She shared a photo which compared the past government, People’s Democratic Party, PDP, and the present, All Progressives Congress, APC.

She wrote, “My colleague’s confession @Dickson!

“When I say learn to speak truth to power. Don’t be in bed with politicians (that is as a public figure, an icon people look up to, you have to learn to stay away from any political entity that impairs your judgement or the ability to speak truth to power. You cannot serve God and man at the same time.

“It takes a noble man with guts to accept his mistakes and publicly acknowledge them. I have tremendous respect for you Mr Dickson. We actors should be a pillar of hope for our people. Fight corruption wherever it exist. We can only do that by staying away from people who buy our voices for few crumbs of bread while our generation yet unborn suffer the consequences of our actions.

ALSO READ  Bobrisky Has A Professional Advice For All The Runs Girls Out There (Photos)

“My take: I applaud my colleague for his open confession. I believe change is hard, change is difficult, it takes time, and sacrifices have to be made. But what I abhor is suppression, intimidation and witch hunt of those who disagree with you or how you are running the affairs of a nation.

“Every Nigerian past and present government has been marked with corruption because we the people are too gullible and blind to read in between the fine lines. We are blinded by religion, tribe, region and language. We don’t see the better angels in us. Until we begin to hold our elected officials accountable; we will continue to languish in abject poverty while our elected representatives that are supposed to serve us lavish our inheritance.

“If we have to fight corruption according to our former president (olusegun obasanjo) on his Inauguration Day speech in May 1999 which states “There will be no sacred cows” then we must probe every ex-presidents, governors, Senators and honorables, local government chairmen who have caused untold hardship on mere Nigerians.

“We can do better as a nation to begin to look beyond being Hausa, Igbo or Youruba. We must elect the best man for the job regardless of what faith they profess. And to my honorable colleagues, we have the greatest platform on earth the power of media and television.

“Let us begin to use it to alleviate the lives of our people. We should begin to learn how to speak truth to power. You can only do that when you avoid parading yourselves for politicians who make empty promises to our people. We should be the voice for the voiceless.

“Not the numbers of Range Rovers, First class tickets, etc we all parade on social media, meanwhile our brothers and sisters are suffering, our uncles and aunties are dying. Schools are on strike, doctors on strike, high inflation, no electricity. We might enjoy the leisures of today but our next generation will suffer our indiscretions.

“Fight a good fight Speak for the people Speak truth to power. Don’t sell your pride, dignity and voice for stipends. God bless Nigeria God bless Nollywood,” the actress added.

 

Source: GhanaWeb

Get the best viral stories straight into your inbox!

Don't worry, we don't spam

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Latest Posts

PDP Reportedly Shortlists Five Heavyweight Politicians For 2019 Presidential Elections (See Full List)
Politics
15 views
Politics
15 views

PDP Reportedly Shortlists Five Heavyweight Politicians For 2019 Presidential Elections (See Full List)

MT - January 23, 2018

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is reportedly banking on seven people to challenge the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the presidential contest ahead of the 2019 general…

How Buhari Ordered For My Arrest And That Of My Colleagues In Abuja – Oby Ezekwesili
Politics
18 views
Politics
18 views

How Buhari Ordered For My Arrest And That Of My Colleagues In Abuja – Oby Ezekwesili

MT - January 23, 2018

Co-leader of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement, Oby Ezekwesili, has revealed on her Twitter account this Tuesday afternoon that some police officers deployed by the…

What Manchester United Number 7 Jersey Means To Me – Alexis Sanchez
Sports
20 views
Sports
20 views

What Manchester United Number 7 Jersey Means To Me – Alexis Sanchez

MT - January 23, 2018

Manchester United striker, Alexis Sanchez, has revealed what the club number 7 jersey means to him. The Chilean international was handed the iconic number seven shirt on…

Oscars 2018: See The Full List Of Nominees For The 90th Annual Academy Awards
Entertainment
22 views
Entertainment
22 views

Oscars 2018: See The Full List Of Nominees For The 90th Annual Academy Awards

MT - January 23, 2018

  The nomination list for the 90th annual Academy Awards have been released. The Oscars will take place at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theater on March 4, 2018 and…

Here Is The Intriguing Life Of Talented Nigerian Rapper, Ycee
Entertainment
14 views
Entertainment
14 views

Here Is The Intriguing Life Of Talented Nigerian Rapper, Ycee

MT - January 23, 2018

Oludemilade Martin Alejo popularly known by his stage name YCEE, is a Nigerian rapper and songwriter currently signed to Tinny Entertainment. Early Life & Education YCEE was…

Davido Dresses Up Like An Old Man And This Is What He Looks Like
Entertainment
20 views
Entertainment
20 views

Davido Dresses Up Like An Old Man And This Is What He Looks Like

MT - January 23, 2018

Davido shot the video for his first song of the year ‘Flora My Flawa’ yesterday and he had some funny costumes. He’s seen here dressed as an…

These 5 Female Nigerian Celebrities Will Make You Embrace Low Cut
Entertainment
17 views
Entertainment
17 views

These 5 Female Nigerian Celebrities Will Make You Embrace Low Cut

MT - January 23, 2018

Deciding to wear a low cut takes a lot of bravery and commitment and many Nigerian celebrities have taken up this style. Many international celebrities like Teyanna…

A Background Into The Fabulous Life Of Petite Singer, Di’Ja
Entertainment
18 views
Entertainment
18 views

A Background Into The Fabulous Life Of Petite Singer, Di’Ja

MT - January 23, 2018

Hadiza Blell, better known by her stage name Di’Ja, is a Nigerian singer, visual artist and songwriter. She is currently signed to Mavin Records. Early Life &…

President Buhari Reveals How He Will End Herdsmen Killings
Politics
24 views
Politics
24 views

President Buhari Reveals How He Will End Herdsmen Killings

MT - January 23, 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday assured Nigerians that the rising attacks on communities by herdsmen will soon be brought under control by security forces deployed to the vulnerable…

List Of 16 States Ready To Establish Cattle Colonies For Herdsmen
Politics
32 views
Politics
32 views

List Of 16 States Ready To Establish Cattle Colonies For Herdsmen

MT - January 23, 2018

Sixteen states in the nation have agreed to establish cattle colonies for herdsmen. The establishment of cattle colonies was an idea proposed by the federal government to…

BBOG Convener, Aisha Yesufu, Lists “Why President Buhari Is Corrupt”
Politics
39 views
Politics
39 views

BBOG Convener, Aisha Yesufu, Lists “Why President Buhari Is Corrupt”

MT - January 23, 2018

Convener of the Bring Back Our girls group, BBOG, Aisha Yesufu has listed various ways she believes President Muhammadu Buhari's administration encourages corruption. On Tuesday, Aisha attacked…

Daughter Of The “Dancing Senator”, Adeleke And Davido’s Cousin Wows In New Pics
Politics
41 views
Politics
41 views

Daughter Of The “Dancing Senator”, Adeleke And Davido’s Cousin Wows In New Pics

MT - January 23, 2018

Nike is the beautiful daughter of Senator Ademola Adeleke ''the dancing senator'' who is Davido's uncle. She shared the new photos on the gram. See another below

This Year, I Will Invest In More Valuable Properties Rather Than In Expensive Bags – Danielle Okeke
Entertainment
34 views
Entertainment
34 views

This Year, I Will Invest In More Valuable Properties Rather Than In Expensive Bags – Danielle Okeke

MT - January 23, 2018

Nollywood actress Danielle Okeke says her new dawn in 2018, is to invest in more valuable properties rather than in expensive bags..... Hmmm Hope this aint no shade?…

PHOTOS: Couple Rock In Their Secondary School Uniform For Their Pre Wedding Photo Shot
Inspiring
42 views
Inspiring
42 views

PHOTOS: Couple Rock In Their Secondary School Uniform For Their Pre Wedding Photo Shot

MT - January 23, 2018

Below are beautiful photos of a couple who rocked their secondary school uniform for their photo-shoot, and it’s simply amazing!

Lovely Photos From Peter Okoye’s Daughter, Aliona 5th Birthday Party As Friends Join To Celebrate
Entertainment
47 views
Entertainment
47 views

Lovely Photos From Peter Okoye’s Daughter, Aliona 5th Birthday Party As Friends Join To Celebrate

MT - January 23, 2018

Peter Okoye's daughter, Aliona turned 5 on Monday, January 22, 2018, and she sure did have fun with her friends. The beautiful daughter and second child of…

How Pregnant Young Girls Between Ages Of 8 – 13 Years Are Causing A Scene In Calabar
Shocking
64 views
Shocking
64 views

How Pregnant Young Girls Between Ages Of 8 – 13 Years Are Causing A Scene In Calabar

MT - January 23, 2018

Images of girls between the ages of eight and 13 years with protruding stomachs, noticeably pregnant, are familiar sights in Calabar and other parts of Cross River…

That Mesmerizing Moment Davido Allows Female Fans Touch Him While On Stage (Video)
Entertainment
54 views
Entertainment
54 views

That Mesmerizing Moment Davido Allows Female Fans Touch Him While On Stage (Video)

MT - January 23, 2018

Fans and the way they adore and show love to celebrities when they meet each other… Davido is no stranger to such love and he took it…

Nigerian Women
44 views

OAP Toolz Visits Bakassi IDP Camp In Maiduguri (Video)

PH - January 23, 2018

The boiling Borno State capital, Maiduguri is one of the places in the north east that many dread to visit, especially if they do not have to…

Loading...