Nollywood actress, Ibironke Ojo-Anthony, better known as Ronke Oshodi-Oke, has voiced her disappointment in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), accusing the party of failing the people in the last eight years.
She expressed regret for supporting and campaigning for the party, particularly after witnessing the EndSARS protest experiences.
The actress made these revelations in a recent interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo.
Back in October 2020, Nigerian youths held protests against the now-defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force, calling for an end to police brutality and better governance.
Oshodi Oke also expressed her disappointment in Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s handling of the protests.
The 48-year-old film actress criticized the governor for his contradictory statements regarding the protest outcomes, particularly his denial of any deaths.
She said, “I love APC. I’m a fan of APC, body and soul. I felt APC was going to take Nigeria to the next level.”
“So even while we were campaigning for them, I didn’t collect much. I wasn’t looking at the money, I was looking at what was going to happen later.
“All what they have been doing, I was thinking eight years cannot fix Nigeria. We all know that. But when the EndSARS protest came up, I was so down.
“I was really really down because our governor was saying three different things at the same time. They said they didn’t kill anybody.
“But if one person died, fifty people have died with that one person. The people that person is feeding, are their parents, and siblings.
“Before they get themselves and get back on their feet might take five years. It is a thing of the mind. Secondly, there were so many injuries.
“I saw some guys that could not use their legs, some people had bullets in their bodies. So many injuries. I will not say I was mad but I was really down. I regret working for them for that reason alone.”