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I struggle to be the person I was before election- Chioma Chukwuka



Actress, Chioma Chukwuka has said she struggle to be the person she was before the elections that took place in March. Recall that the role interpreter had taken to social media in the heat of the election lamenting over being attacked by thugs.

On Wednesday, the talented actress who was a panelist at the Sound Sultan Memorial Symposium tagged “Fractured Bonds: Path to Reconciliation and Healing Post-2023 Elections, recounted that she struggles to gain her old self back prior to the election.

 “I am not a Yoruba person, I cannot even speak the language but I can say that I am a Nigerian. I am born and bred in Lagos all my life in Surulere.So when you tell me ‘Oh Chioma you don’t belong here go back to your state to vote”, which State? Who do I know there? I have lived all my life here. I have seen so many hate on me for telling people to come out and vote. I didn’t even say that I am for a particular party and all of that .I am representing Nigeria.I am for Peace. I am for growth, I want the new government to come in and change Nigeria. If one has an accident today you won’t go to the hospital and say a Yoruba doctor should attend to you or an Igbo doctor should attend to you and all of that. We bleed the same.  What that thing did to me was making me see first degree again what my people went through years back. Its still bad for me because I struggle every day to be the person I was before election. My Pastor is Yoruba, my management is Yoruba, my best friend is Yoruba so it’s a difficult place for me.Its so difficult .I really don’t know how to explain it”, she said.