Why I left Nigerian politics – Actor, Jim Iyke explains

Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke says he ended his political career to avoid selling or compromising his soul.
The actor, who joined the Young Democratic Party when he began his political career in 2014, said this while speaking in an interview with BBC Igbo on Friday where he said that Nigerian politics is a dirty game characterized by violence, rigging, bribery, corruption, and other manipulations perpetrated by politicians.
“I tried doing politics but what I was required to compromise was almost like selling your soul. I’m principled.
“The day my people summon me to serve, then I come out. If there’s a jungle on earth, it’s Anambra politics. It’s a different game,” he said.
“I know that if I foray into politics, it’s either it consumes me or I get what I want.
“However, I don’t want to be desperate or have a godfather play me around like a puppet. I don’t want to stain myself,” Iyke added.

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