Jim Ikyke tried and failed in his venture into politics in 2014, after joining Young Democratic Party as Director General in the Diaspora.
Fast-forward to today and the former actor has opened up on why he chose to walk away from Nigerian politics.
“I tried doing politics but what I was required to compromise was almost like selling your soul. I’m principled,” he told BBC Igbo. “The day my people summon me to serve, then I come out. If there’s a jungle on earth, it’s Anambra politics. It’s a different game.”
He also added that he didn’t want to become a puppet ot any godfather in Anambra State, which was why he chose to step away from the scene.
“I know that if I foray into politics, it’s either it consumes me or I get what I want. But I don’t want to be desperate or have a godfather play me around like a puppet. I don’t want to stain myself,” Iyke said.