Nollywood star, Mary Lazarus
In the midst of 2023 general election preparation, a Nollywood star, Mary Lazarus, has disclosed that she will collect offered money from any Nigerian politician but assured to vote for the right candidate.
She made this known in an Instagram post, advised against rejecting gifts and money from politicians, and described the incentives as ‘national cake’.
“If any Politician gives me money to vote for him/her…. I will gladly collect the money… Na my money… Especially the ones wey don rule before…. But I go use my head vote. Don’t reject their money or gifts, #nationalcake,” the actress wrote.
Reacting to the statement, fellow Nollywood actress, Chioma Ifemeludike, also took to her Instagram page to throw shades at her colleague, criticized her over the statement.
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“Whoever thinks that taking money from a politician and not voting them is smartness is just really dumb, why do you even need money from someone you don’t want to vote into power? That’s greed, shows lack of integrity, and exactly how we got here.
“This same hunger mentality is why young girls date multiple men, faking love just for the money. We’ve successfully killed trust, truth, and commitment in Nigeria and we dare talk of a better society?” She said.