The Copyright Society of Nigeria, COSON, has given its blessings to various Nigerian artists seeking political offices in the forthcoming 2015 general election.
COSON stated this at a press conference held recently at its head office. Speaking at the press conference, Tony Okoroji, COSON Chairman said the purpose of the briefing is to make it clear that the Society does not support any political party as its members all over the country can be found in parties like APGA, APC, Labour Party, PDP, etc.
He, however, said COSON is fully supporting the entertainment candidates regardless of party affiliations.
“With the rebasing of the Nigerian economy, it has finally been acknowledged that entertainment is adding meaningfully to Nigeria’s GDP. What we have seen so far however is the tip of the iceberg. One of our key objectives is to make Lagos the entertainment capital of Africa with a bustling 24 hour a day economy with active nightclubs, restaurants, concert venues, carnivals, production centers, fashion shows, gaming establishments and so on.
“This will fuel a travel and tourism boom never seen in this region and create enormous jobs and wealth for our citizens,” Okoroji said.
He added, “That is why I wish to make it clear that COSON is fully supporting the candidacy of Desmond Eliot, 9ice, Tony Tetuila, Kate Henshaw, Bob Manuel Udokwu, Julius Agwu and others with entertainment backgrounds. They understand our aspirations for the Nigerian nation and speak our language. They will join the likes of Richard Mofe-Damijo and Tony One Week who have served in political positions without blemish.”
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