Veteran actor, Olaiya Igwe, recently shared a video of himself unclad by the sea side, 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), has summoned the veteran actor to face a disciplinary panel to explain reasons for his actions.
This was confirmed by one of TAMPAN’ 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, but his actions has no moral justification. He has thus been summoned before the disciplinary committee even though he is yet to show up before the committee.
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 advert (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 is not aware of such summon.
His words: “I don’t know who discussed that with you. I did not hear anything about that. God bless you.”