Singer Abolore Akande, popularly known as 9ice, is the latest of the entertainment personalities to have lost out in the All Progressive Congress, APC, primary elections held in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, losing out on the chance to represent the Ogbomosho North/Ogbomosho South/Orire Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives come 2015, as he was denied the ticket. He lost the ticket to the son of an Ogbomoso high chief Prince Akeem Oyewunmi who got a total of 270 votes with 9ice getting 142 votes.
Singer bites the dust at APC primary election
Singer 9ice has joined the growing list of casualties in the primary elections from different political platforms.
It was not for lack of trying or efforts by the Gongo Aso crooner, because going by his campaign strategies where he made and distributed customized palmwine, Zobo Drinks, palm oil and even rode on a horse while going to submit his nomination forms, he could have clinched the ticket.
But the realities of politics is gradually dawning on Nigerian entertainers who felt that their popularity in the entertainment world could translate into general acceptance in the political field, as many of them have realised that it takes more to succeed in the field of politics.
With the primary elections to choose those that will represent the parties in the 2015 elections almost rounding up in all the parties in the nation, these entertainers have been tumbling like a pack of cards, showing that the people and the party stakeholders do not think they can give them adequate representation or win at the elections.
Only Nollywood actor Desmond Elliot has so far been successful in picking up a ticket while the likes of Kenneth Okonkwo, Tony Tetuila, Kenny Saint Brown, Kate Henshaw, Dayo D1 Adeneye and others have all bitten the political dust.
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