I Left Politics Because I Couldn’t Sell My Soul – Jim Iyke

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Nollywood star Jim Iyke has explained why he quit politics after spending several years after he ventured into space and expressed the desire to compete for a political office. The TV star in an interview with BBC Igbo on Friday said he left politics to avoid compromising his soul.

During the interview, the father of 2 described the politics of his home state Anambra as a jungle on earth. Jim Iyke stated that he does not want to be a puppet in the hands of any godfather, fearing that game could consume him in the long run. “I tried doing politics but what I was required to compromise was almost like selling your soul. I’m principled,” he said. “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.”

Jim Iyke @ Merry Men 2 Premiere KOKO TV NG 1“I know that if I foray into politics, it’s either it consumes me or I get what I want. But I don’t want to be desperate or have a godfather play me around like a puppet. I don’t want to stain myself. Recall that in 2014 Jim Iyke joined the Young Democratic Party. He was then the party’s Director-General in the Diaspora.
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