Yoruba actress, Funke Adesiyan, has urged Nigerian-born world-famous artiste, Innocent Idibia aka Tuface, to drop his planned February 5, 2017 protest against the policies of the Muhammadu Buhari administration as well as the growing hunger in the land.
Adesiyan, in a post on Instagram, said she decided to join politics after she got fed up with the way things were being done in the country.
In the post copied to Tuface and fellow artistes, Olamide and Femi Davies as well as blogger, Seun Oloketuyi, the actress said it was by being involved in governance that youths could effect desired changes.
The post, however, attracted mixed reactions, with some praising her stance while other vilified her for opposing the planned protest.
She said the protest would not achieve much as it would be like shouting at a “deaf horse.”
“When people ask me why I joined politics, I tell them from the truest of my heart that it is because I got tired of how things were being done in my country. It’s not enough for us to protest, it’s more important for us, youths of this beloved nation to get involved in governance. You could try many times before (you) achieve it. Even if you fail all the time, you are a champion amongst those who didn’t try at all.
“Let’s look around us, we will realize that we the youths are the driving force of our nation. We are smart, intelligent, agile and we possess many more special qualities. Let’s not waste it protesting to a deaf horse. I hereby advise we the youths of this nation, the most important part of nation building to rise and OCCUPY governance. Contest for public offices and be the change you so desire. God bless us all and God bless Nigeria. Funke Adesiyan. @seunoloketuyi @gbobaniyifemidavies @baddosneh @official2baba”