Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike, has declared his intention to  run for the House of Representatives.

The 51-year-old actor announced this on his Instagram page, adding that he would be contesting on the platform of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) to represent Ideato South Federal Constituency, Imo State at the Lower Chamber of the National Assembly.

“Campaign up, YPP, youth and masses friendly party. Let’s go fellow masses; YPP is changing the grassroots narrative. Youths, it’s our time,”he wrote.

“Real leaders should step out to the centre stage. Let’s sample the stuff u are made of. Not merely sharing money with no content, “he said.


Other entertainers, including Bankole Wellington popularly known as Banky W, and Funke Adesiyan also signified interests to run for political offices in 2019.

However, Adesiyan, who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to All Progressives Congress, did not get the ticket of her party.