Legendary Nollywood actor Kate Henshaw has stated that citizens are not out of way to hold elected leaders accountable for their actions and policies while in power, insisting that it is within their right.
The “Blood Sisters” actor opined that owing to the fact that leaders offer themselves willingly to hold political positions, they must be willing to be held accountable by the people they lead.
Kate Henshaw said citizens are not zombies and to that effect, they have certain expectations of their leaders due to the promises made during campaigns.
She went further to advise political office holders who do not want to be criticized to cease from seeking public office during elections and stay in their homes.
The 52-year-old thespian and fitness enthusiast said:
“There is nothing absolutely wrong with holding leaders accountable to their words. They put themselves up to SERVE & made promises to people. They are not leading zombies. If you don’t want to be criticised & made to keep your word, stay in your house and boil water.”
Kate Henshaw is one of the few Nigerian celebrities that have been vocal about critical governance issues and have featured in films telling political stories.
It will be recalled that she called out the government of former President Muhammadu Buhari during the new naira notes policy that made cash scarce in Nigeria.
She has continued to lend her voice to political discourses under the administration of President Bola Tinubu.
Do you think she is right regarding her opinion on leaders that do not want to be criticized?