Veteran actor Olaiya Igwe recently shared a video of himself unclad by the seaside, declaring support for the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, to win in the forthcoming general election.
This got social media buzzing, as many people didn’t find it welcoming. Social media users tagged Tampan and reported the actor’s Instagram page.
As a result of this, the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners of Nigeria (TAMPAN) have summoned the veteran actor to appear before a disciplinary panel to explain the reasons for his actions.
This was confirmed by one of TAMPAN's executives, actress Rose Odika, who made this known to Sunday Scoop.
Rose stated that even though the actor has the right to support whoever he wants to, his actions have no moral justification. He has thus been summoned before the disciplinary committee, even though he has yet to show up before it.
In Rose Odika‘s words:
“He has the right to support whoever he wants to, but we have the moral justification angle." We are looking at the morality behind that advertisement (video). It is not about who he is supporting. "It is about him breaching the code of ethics (of our association and industry).”
While reacting to the summon, Olaiya told correspondents of Sunday Scoop that he was not aware of such a summon.
His words: “I don’t know who discussed that with you. I did not hear anything about that. God bless you.”
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