By Joshua Olomu
Abuja – Emma Eyaba, Nollywood actor, producer and Chairman Directors Guild of Nigeria (DGN) Abuja chapter, has declared his intention to run for election to the Federal House of Representatives.
Eyaba told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja that he is seeking to represent AMAC/Bwari Federal Constituency of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the House of Representatives, on the platform of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN).
According to the thespian, his decision to go into politics was informed by the need to identify with the ‘Not too young to run’ mantra and to set up a frontier for the empowerment of Nigerian youths in the territory.
“I have declared to run for the Federal House of Representatives, come 2019, to continue my service towards the betterment of our great country.
“I picked an expression of interest form at the ANN national secretariat yesterday (Friday), and that marks the beginning of my race to the National Assembly.
“A lot of our budding talents in FCT need to be empowered and given opportunity to strive and realize their dreams.
“Rural sport development, agricultural empowerment and cultural orientation among young people in the territory, using entertainment, among other things, need adequate attention,” he said.
NAN reports that Eyaba is a U.S.-trained filmmaker and the organiser of the acclaimed “Unleash Your Creativity” initiative, a film-making capacity-building programme for budding talents in FCT.
He is the producer and Director of award-winning movies,“The Perfect Crime”, “Misconception” and “Uncovered.”
His recent declaration to run for elective position puts him in the same category with many Nollywood actors in the motion picture industry.
Such actors include Kenneth Okonkwo and Yul Edochie, son of veteran movie star, Pete Edochie.