Abass Akande, Ibinabo Fiberesima Dumps PDP For APC

Nollywood actress Ibinabo Fiberesima defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

This comes after Fuji music exponent Abass Akande, popularly called Obesere, did the same.

Fiberisima, who announced her defection on Facebook, said she was exercising her constitutional rights to freedom of association.

“I am one that has respected and enjoyed such rights, especially making use of such association for the furtherance of my aforementioned goals and objectives,” she said.

The 41-year-old actress also announced her “fellowship with the All Progressives Congress” and expressed her “unfettered resolve” to assist President Muhammadu Buhari “in his bid to move the nation forward.”

“I strongly believe that associations must foster accommodation and value for those within it. It must appreciate efforts and risks taken to sustain that association and when it seems that one has been relegated to the point of redundancy and lack of mutual respect in spite of herculean efforts thereto, it then sadly signals a time to say goodbye and accept the recognition offered by another platform,” her post read.

Ibinabo, a former president of the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria, benefitted from former president Goodluck Jonathan’s largesse to Nollywood.

She had direct access to the State House and was responsible for contracting her colleagues for Jonathan’s 2015 presidential election campaign.

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