Jim Iyke, a Nollywood actor, during an interview with BBC Igbo recently stated that he left politics to avoid selling or surrendering his soul.
The actor, who joined the Young Democratic Party when he began his political career in 2014, revealed this.
Nigerian politics, he claims, is a nasty game characterized by violence, rigging, bribery, corruption, and other political maneuvers.
“I tried politics, but the compromises I had to make were almost as if I were selling my soul. I’m a firm believer in the rule of law.
“I come out on the day my people invite me to serve. It’s Anambra politics that makes the world a jungle. He explained, “It’s a different game.”
The actor noted that he does not want to be a puppet in the hands of any godfather, since he believes the game will eventually swallow him.
“I know that if I get involved in politics, either it will consume me or I will obtain what I want.
“However, I don’t want to be in a dire situation or have a godfather manipulate me like a puppet. Iyke said, “I don’t want to stain myself.”