Nollywood actor, Ugezu Ugezu has come out to blast the Independent National Electoral Commission and its chairman, Mahmood Yakubu. He recently shared a video where the electoral commission’s chairman promised Nigerians that they won’t undermine themselves in the 2023 election by not sharing polling unit results in real time, and Nigerians have been reacting.
According to him, INEC’s decision to use the manual collation of election results enhanced rigging massively, and any competent court can cancel the whole process.
His words, “Apparently as far back as Nov 2022 someone leaked info that Mr Yakubu and his bullion van merchandise already had plans to rig by not uploading polling unit level results in real time. He came out to blatantly deny it, and that’s exactly what we are witnessing now.
On INEC refusing to upload the results REALTIME, but resorted to the old analogue way that enhanced rigging, any competent court can cancel the whole process.
INEC is a joke.”
Nollywood is a sobriquet that originally referred to the Nigerian film industry. The origin of the term dates back to the early 2000s, traced to an article in The New York Times. Due to the history of evolving meanings and contexts, there is no clear or agreed-upon definition for the term, which has made it a subject to several controversies.
The origin of the term “Nollywood” remains unclear; Jonathan Haynes traced the earliest usage of the word to a 2002 article by Matt Steinglass in the New York Times, where it was used to describe Nigerian cinema.
Charles Igwe noted that Norimitsu Onishi also used the name in a September 2002 article he wrote for the New York Times. The term continues to be used in the media to refer to the Nigerian film industry, with its definition later assumed to be a portmanteau of the words “Nigeria” and “Hollywood”, the American major film hub.
Film-making in Nigeria is divided largely along regional, and marginally ethnic and religious lines. Thus, there are distinct film industries – each seeking to portray the concern of the particular section and ethnicity it represents. However, there is the English-language film industry which is a melting pot for filmmaking and filmmakers from most of the regional industries.
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