‘Sorry for the embarrassment’ – Veteran actor tenders apology to Uzodinma

Veteran Nollywood actor, Ejike Asiegbu has tendered an apology to the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, after his colleague, actress Uche Nnanna-Maduka, called him out online. (TNG) reports that Maduka in a video that surfaced on social media called out  Uzodinma over a power outage at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport in Imo.

The actress, who was alongside actors Ejike Asiegbu, Fred Amata, Gloria Nobert Young, Grace Amah and Keppy Ekpenyong, slammed the Governor, saying, “They said we have to claim our luggage at the compound because there is no light at Imo Airport. This is Nigeria in 2024. This is wrong and unacceptable.

“Who is ruling this state? What are we doing? In 2024 no lights at the airport. Imo state, shame on you. See our Sam Mbakwe Airport. Hope Uzodinma, look at us.”

Reacting, Uzodinma’s chief press secretary, Oguwuike Nwachuku, slammed Nnanna-Maduka of being hired to attack the Governor.

In response, Asiegbu, in a statement on Thursday, tendered an apology on behalf of his colleagues over the embarrassment the video had caused Governor Uzodinma.

He said, “I most respectfully apologise on behalf of my colleague Uchenna Maduka to my brother, friend, elder statesman, and Governor, Chief Dr. Hope Uzodinma for the embarrassment this video may have caused him.

“Let me state for the records that we are men and women of honour and integrity. We are not swayed by apples and carrots as Mr. Oguwike has maliciously adduced.”

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