Kate Henshaw and Okey Bakassi Under Fire for Hosting Imo State Governor’s Fundraising Dinner

Kate Henshaw and Okey Bakassi Face Backlash for Hosting Imo State Governor’s Fundraising Dinner

Veteran Nollywood stars Kate Henshaw and Okey Bakassi have stirred controversy for co-hosting a fundraising dinner for Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, who is seeking re-election on the APC platform.

Public Outrage Over Supreme Court Verdict

This event took place on the same day the Supreme Court confirmed President Bola Tinubu’s victory in the 2023 election, dismissing appeals from his main rivals, Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar.

Given the public’s mixed reactions to the court’s verdict, many found it surprising that Henshaw and Bakassi, who are known supporters of the Labour Party, would host an event for the ruling APC.

Social Media Backlash

The decision to host the fundraising dinner generated significant backlash on social media.

Nigerians took to various platforms to express their views on the matter.

Some questioned the integrity of these celebrities, while others accused them of prioritizing personal gain over their political affiliations.

Divergent Opinions on Celebrities’ Political Alignments

Nigerians held varying opinions on this situation.

Some argued that Kate Henshaw and Okey Bakassi, like any individuals, have the right to support political parties of their choice, even if those parties differ from their previous affiliations.

Others labeled them as hypocrites and criticized their actions, highlighting what they perceived as inconsistencies in their political stances.

Raising Questions About Celebrities and Politics

The incident shed light on the complexities of celebrities and their involvement in politics.

While some defended Henshaw and Bakassi’s right to support a different political party, others accused them of being opportunistic and questioned their commitment to their previous political affiliations.

The discussion sparked broader conversations about the role of public figures in political activities and how they navigate their personal beliefs and career interests.

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