Ejike Asiegbu apologises to Uzodinma Imo airport callout

Veteran Nollywood actor, Ejike Asiegbu has apologised to the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, for criticising him over a power outage at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport in the state.

The actor and some of his colleagues had visited the airport when the incident happened and was captured in a video posted on social media by actress Uche Nnanna-Maduka.

Other actors spotted in the video are Ejike Asiegbu, Fred Amata, Gloria Nobert Young, Grace Amah and Keppy Ekpenyong.

The actress, in the video, slammed the governor over the incident, claiming that the airport authority took their luggage outside the building because of a power outage.

She said, “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.”

The governor’s chief press secretary, Oguwuike Nwachuku, however, hit hard on the actress, claiming that she was hired to discredit Uzodinma.

Reacting, Asiegbu tagged Nwachukwu’s remarks as unprofessional but tendered an apology on behalf of his colleagues.

“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,” he said.

This comes after Nnanna-Maduka had also reportedly apologised for filming the video.