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It was quite an exhilarating moment when some Nollywood actors under the aegis of Connecting Grassroots Initiative (CGI) and some residents of Mushin Local Government Area in Lagos State at the weekend rallied for the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress(APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his running mate Senator Kashim Shettima.

They also canvassed support for Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy Femi Hamzat.

Some of the Nollywood stars at the rally were Bimbo Akintola, Damola Olatunji, Doyin Kukoya and others.

Placards, banners, fliers, Tee shirts and caps bearing the faces of Bola Ahmed Tinubu/Shettima and Babajide Sanwo Olu / Hamzat made a colorful scenery.

People gyrated to the blasts of music from the speakers as the singing vans passed through the excited supporters.

Placards, banners, fliers, Tee shirts and caps bearing the faces of Bola Ahmed Tinubu/Shettima and Babajide Sanwo Olu / Hamzat made a colorful scenery.

People gyrated to the blasts of music from the speakers as the singing vans passed through the excited supporters.

The CGI initiative was formed to spread the news of the APC candidates across board especially at grassroots level.

The Nollywood stars urged residents to pick up their Permanent Voters’ Card (PVCs) to allay fears of disenfranchisement.

Actor and member CGI media team, Damola Olatunji, said: “We are a group of entertainers that are concerned and passionate about Nigeria and her economic situation. We sat down and said to ourselves, let’s see what we can do concerning the coming elections so that Nigerians will not get it wrong. We scrutinized all the candidates and we picked the ones we feel and believe are the most competent with better plans for the country. That is why we support Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Kashim Shettima as pertaining to the forthcoming election”.

Veteran actress and spokesperson of CGI Bimbo Akintola said she was not bothered by the criticisms she faced for the choice of her preferred candidates.

She said: ‘’One of the things I have always appreciated Asiwaju from time till now is the fact that he empowers the youth and I believe the youths are the future of the country. Asiwaju has the knack of bringing intellectuals, key people who are skilled enough to help us refine Nigeria. That is one of the major reasons that I am voting for Asiwaju. The truth of the matter is everybody has a right to choose who they want to vote for.

‘’I am not going to criticise anybody for using their right. That is the same way I don’t expect you to insult or curse me. At the end of all these, I am hoping that there will be a greater Nigeria for all of us. For our children”.

Actress Doyin Kukoyi said: “Enough of us being laid back. Let us come out en masse and vote for the right people. People who have been in the system for a long time and who know what to do at the right time without sentiments and Nepotism”

“We will be going from one local government to another till the date of the election. We are determined to reach all the local governments before the wake of the election. None of us will go to locations. Wherever the night meets us is where we will sleep and continue the next day.”

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