Nollywood actress Kate Henshaw is currently at the center of a social media storm following her co-hosting of a high-profile fundraising event in support of the reelection campaign of Imo State Governor Hope Uzodimma.
The event, which took place in Owerri, has drawn criticism from supporters of the Labour Party due to Henshaw’s previous vocal support for the party’s candidate, Peter Obi, during the 2023 elections.
The gala was attended by a diverse audience, including politicians, celebrities, and well-wishers, and Henshaw shared the stage with veteran Nollywood actor, comedian, and TV/radio host Okey Bakassi.
The event aimed to rally support for Governor Uzodimma and raise essential funds for his upcoming reelection campaign next month.
Governor Uzodimma took the opportunity to articulate his vision for the state, expressing his dedication to development and progress.
Inspired by the governor’s plans, supporters generously contributed to the campaign fund, demonstrating their confidence in his leadership.
However, photos and videos from the event stirred up a social media frenzy, with critics, especially from the Labour Party camp, condemning Henshaw for her involvement, given her previous support for their party.
Social media platforms have been inundated with heated debates, some defending her right to support any candidate and others questioning her consistency in political affiliations.
In response, Henshaw took to Twitter to assert that she stands by her beliefs but can still perform in her professional capacity.
Henshaw, who had been an outspoken advocate for the Labour Party and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, prior to the general elections, now faces public scrutiny for her apparent shift in allegiance.