‘I Can Die For PDP’, Actress Toyin Aihmakhu Issued An Official Statement To Defend Her ‘PDP Undying Love’ Gaffe [DETAILS]

Actress Toyin Aimakun during Sunday event with President Jonathan said: 'I can die for the ruling party, PDP'
On Sunday [Mar. 1], as part of his campaign strategies to ensure victory at the poll, come March 28, President Goodluck Jonathan addressed 5000 youths at a meeting in Lagos.

As usual, the event was attended by some Nollywood practitioners, including Yoruba actress, Toyin Aihmakhu-Johnason, who announced to the hearing of all her ‘undying love’ for the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The actress told other participants at the event that the love is so strong that she can die for the ruling party.

We do not know if Mrs. Aihmakhu-Johunson meant what she said, or it is to be taken literarily, but one will expect that she makes good her promise if…. One of the youths at the event however asked rhetorically: “What could have informed such speech from Aihmakhu if not that she has, “been bribed”.


Toyin Aimakhu Johnson via her publicist has addressed issues generated by her 'undying love statement' in an official press release as captured below:

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:
Our country has given its citizens the right to freedom of speech and right to vote and be voted for, I’m most definitely not an exception. As of 1999, Nigeria has about 29 political parties, allowing every citizen to choose at their own free will. It is then left to us not to undermine the decision or choices of others as it is loathsome.
We live in a world where people take pleasure in bringing other people down. I feel obliged to address the matter of me dying for the PDP. Firstly, no one is dying for anyone and the last time I checked only Jesus had died for us with no strings attached or money promised to his family when he’s gone. He died to save us all. Haven’t pointed that out, I will like to say, I will not, in any way, for no reason whatsoever, die for a person or a political party.
Secondly, I personally feel it is pathetic for anyone to take my word literally when it was simply a joke. As a successful Nollywood actress, it is not unusual for people in my line of work to use the phrase ‘ha baba, walai mo love yin gaan mo le ku fun yin ni sir’ with smiles on their faces. This was me, just doing my job as a host of the event, trying to be funny, which by the way, worked. It is absurd to take my word out of context.
Furthermore, my choices, should however in no way be a channel for condemnation. Celebrities and public figures, just like every other people, are allowed to campaign, vote and support whomever and however we please. As many great political parties we have, we cannot vote for them all. It is a one man, one vote society. I love everyone as best as I can, most especially my fans, make your choice, respect the choice of others, let it be, and most especially, do not allow the choice of others affect yours. In conclusion, let’s try to help others grow and support them. Don’t let the success of others make you feel resentment against them or envious, simply learn from them and strive to do better.
I wish everyone safe, free and fair election.
Rachel Aimakhu, Publicist to Toyin Aimakhu Johnson(rayliray2@gmail.com). @myrayli


OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE Our country has given its citizens the right to freedom of speech and right to vote and be voted for, I’m most definitely not an exception. As of 1999, Nigeria has about 29 political parties, allowing every citizen to choose at their own free will. It is then left to us not to undermine the decision or choices of others as it is loathsome. We live in a world where people take pleasure in bringing other people down. I feel obliged to address the matter of me dying for the PDP. Firstly, no one is dying for anyone and the last time I checked only Jesus had died for us with no strings attached or money promised to his family when he’s gone. He died to save us all. Haven’t pointed that out, I will like to say, I will not , in any way, for no reason whatsoever, die for a person or a political party. Secondly, I personally feel it is pathetic for anyone to take my word literally when it was simply a joke. As a successful Nollywood actress, it is not unusual for people in my line of work to use the phrase ‘ha baba, walai mo love yin gaan mo le ku fun yin ni sir’ with smiles on their faces. This was me, just doing my job as a host of the event, trying to be funny, which by the way, worked. It is absurd to take my word out of context. Furthermore, my choices, should however in no way be a channel for condemnation. Celebrities and public figures, just like every other people, are allowed to campaign, vote and support whomever and however we please. As many great political parties we have, we cannot vote for them all. It is a one man, one vote society. I love everyone as best as I can, most especially my fans ,make your choice, respect the choice of others, let it be, and most especially, do not allow the choice of others affect yours. In conclusion, let’s try to help others grow and support them. Don’t let the success of others make you feel resentment against them or envious, simply learn from them and strive to do better. I wish everyone safe, free and fair election. Rachel Aimakhu, Publicist to Toyin Aimakhu Johnson (rayliray2@gmail.com). @myrayli
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