Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson speaks on joining politics
Popular Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson-Okojie has spoken on plans to join politics in Kogi State.
Mercy Johnson, who is married with three kids, is also the Senior Special Assistant on Entertainment, Arts and Culture to the Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello.
She told Sun “No, I am not interested in politics, if my people beg me to join, I’ll equally beg them not to beg me. I just don’t want to do politics at all.
“I can equally effect change in my community without holding any political office. My husband is already a politician, but I’m not. I think it’s enough on my shoulders that I’m responsible for some actions in the state.
“I also have influence on people as a film person. Everything you do is under scrutiny; that public eye is enough for me. I wouldn’t want to top it with political responsibilities. I can represent my community in a good light, help people, touch lives, do the best I can, and remain a good woman, but not with a political tag.
“Well, I’m not scared. I’m just been careful.”
The actress further revealed she would be having another baby soon due to her obsession for children.
“I’m obsessed with children. While growing up, I always had it in mind that I’ll have four children. So, we still need one more to complete it (laughs). So, we can always play football correctly, three boys, three girls,” she added.