We celebrate the popular Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw who was appointed Special Adviser Liason to Governor Benedict Ayade of Cross River state.
The actress who hails from Cross River, Nigeria, recently delved into politics by contesting for Cross River State House of Assembly. She officially declared her intention to run for public office under the axis of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Speaking on her political ambition, Kate said:
“I have a strong interest and desire to serve my people and especially show that there is a better more humane way to do things when you are in a position of leadership. Putting the people first and being accountable to them as well as being accessible.
“I am also very keen to promote and champion the provision of clean water, good roads and sanitation in my constituency.
“One of my key areas of project focus areas will be provision of affordable education and quality healthcare especially for expecting and young mothers.”
But unfortunately, what seemed to be the end of her political ambition came when she lost out of the race to become a Member of House of Representatives, representing Calabar Municipal/Odukpani 2015.
Kate showed courage and grace in the face of defeat when she conceded her loss publicly and quickly congratulated the eventual winner of the primaries on twitter. She had tweeted:
“The primaries were conducted in an orderly manner. It was fair and transparent. Sadly I did not make it. My congrats to the winner,” she said.
But according to report reaching us, Kate was yesterday, offered a political appointment along side Mrs. Florence Ita Giwa and others, by the Cross Rivers state governor. We wish her a successful fulfillment of her appointed role.