Nollywood stakeholders drum support for Ambode

The governorship bid of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Akinwumi Ambode, received a boost on Monday, when a cross-section of Nigerian movie practitioners under the aegis of the Nollywood Stakeholders Forum (NSF) declared their support for him.

At a press conference held in Ikeja, coordinator of the group, Harrris Chuma, described the victory of the APC at the presidential polls as a welcome development which will positively bring the much-desired change in the nation’s creative industry.

Nollywood, he said, cannot be said to occupy a strategic position in the Nigerian economic sphere without the continued presence of the government.

“We therefore call on the incoming administration to address the myriad of issues militating against our practice, guarantee the protection of Intellectual Property, support and empower Nollywood practitioners to enable them compete favourably in the comity of international movie practitioners,” he said According to him; “We at Nollywood Stakeholders Forum will continue to work with everything at our disposal to ensure the victory of APC governorship candidate in Lagos State and other states. We therefore use this medium to reemphasize our support for the election of Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode as the next governor of Lagos State, the entertainment capital of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. We urge all our members and colleagues to unite and work in mobilization for the victory of APC in Lagos State. Let us do it again, we did it for GMB, we can do it for Ambode,” he added.

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