“I left politics because i didn’t want to sell or sacrifice my soul”, said Jim Iyke

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“I left politics because i didn’t want to sell or sacrifice my soul”, said Jim Iyke

Jim Iyke, a Nollywood actor, stated that he left politics to avoid selling or sacrificing his soul.”I left politics because i didn’t want to sell or sacrifice my soul”, said Jim Iyke

In 2014, Jim Iyke entered politics by joining the Young Democratic Party. He was the party’s Diaspora Director General at the time.

Nigerian politics has been described as a filthy game characterized by violence, election rigging, bribery, corruption, and other manipulations by politicians.

Former Anambra governor Chris Ngige was rigged into office by prominent politician Chris Uba, according to a 2007 Human Rights Watch investigation, with the latter signing a contract effectively handing over government operations to Mr Uba while he acts as mere “administrator.”

The arrangement, however, did not last because Mr Ngige failed to uphold his end of the bargain. Courts later dismissed him in favor of the true winner, Peter Obi.

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Jim Iyke claimed he left politics to avoid surrendering his soul in an interview with BBC Igbo on Friday, calling the politics of his native state of Anambra as a “jungle on earth.”

“I tried politics, but the compromises I had to make were almost as if I was selling my soul. He stated, “I’m a principled person.” “I come out on the day my people invite me to serve. It’s Anambra politics that makes the world a jungle. It’s a completely different game.”

Chris Uba describes Anambra as “a very hot zone, a place where everyone needs to be careful,” as Jim Iyke predicted.

The actor also stated that he does not want to be a puppet in the hands of any godfather, afraid that the game will eventually swallow him.

“I know that if I get involved in politics, either it will consume me or I will obtain what I want. But I don’t want to be desperate, and I don’t want to be treated like a puppet by my godfather. I don’t want to get stained,” Iyke explained.

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