Two popular Nigerian comedians, Bovi Ugomma and Francis ‘IGoDye’ Agoda lock horns over the bid of Emmanuel Uduaghan to contest for the senate in 2019.
The former Delta governor recently moved to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
IGoDye had questioned the ex-governor’s ambition, saying he has not done enough to merit another shot at public office.
He said: “After enjoying the executive position for (8) eight years, with allocation of 62.2bn a year × 8 years, over Five trillion nine hundred and seventy one billion two hundred million (5,971,200,000,000 ) within that period, nothing can be ascribed to you in terms of infrastructural and human capital development. This is enough reason why he shouldn’t seek any other elective position in Delta State.”
Reacting, Bovi accussed him of not speaking up when Uduaghan was a serving governor.
He described his colleagues’ sentiments as “self-serving”.
In response, IGoDye said Bovi had been paid to defend the politician, referring to him as a “baby lawyer”.
He asked: “How much have you being paid to sell your hard YOUR hard earned reputation, as a beautiful Nigeria youth, that grew to become AKPO’S, now Bovi, only to be commissioned as a Baby lawyer by your favourite Governor Uduaghan? Someone whose children are graduating today in London while Delta State University is still in decay.”
Following IGoDye’s post, Bovi on Saturday took to Instagram to hit back and threaten to beat him up.
“Unlike you, I do not dabble in politics. It’s not my turf. My take on politics comes up mostly on stage,” he wrote.
“I’m friends with many governors and politicians simply because they love my work. The present Governor of Delta state was at my mothers funeral as our family’s guest. Unlike you, I have not gone to burden him with self-serving proposals. Please note that I didn’t bother his predecessor too.
“That’s always been your game. I was simply calling you out the way you called the governor out. Now look how you’re rattled and running all over the place! Francis, your legacy in the comedy industry cannot be questioned but your shallow intellect has never been up for debate.
“If you thought your actions through, you will know that after your multiple visits to the ex-governor, cap in hand, including the one you showcased only a portion of the video on the 30th of April this year, you have no moral standing to speak scathingly and publicly.
“PS- if you ever mention my children again, I will physically beat you up.”