One of Akwa Ibom’s foremost and finest comedians, Sir James has indicated interest to participate in active politics with the declaration to run for a political office.
Sir James with real name, James Essien who is the president of Comedians International, an association of comedians in Akwa Ibom made his intentions public via a post on Facebook, to contest for the office of a Councillor in the forthcoming 2020 Local Government polls in the State.
The post reads:
“SERVICE to HUMANITY requires PAINFUL SACRIFICE & am well ready for the Pains”.
My Aspiration is highly FAVOURED with the current Political ZONING in Uyo Ward 7! … #SoHelpMeGod
James Essien says his mission as a Councillor is to bring growth and development to his people of Offot Usung Ifiayong in Uyo Local Government Area.
He joins the league of Akwa Ibom and Nigerian entertainers who have run for various political offices, including the likes of Aniekan Uko, Mista Xto, Desmond Elliot amongst many others.