“I am Obi-centric now” – Declares Actor, Kenneth Okonkwo after resigning from APC
Kenneth Okonkwo, a renowned Nollywood actor has stated that his political focus is now on the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.
The 2019 Enugu governorship aspirant under the umbrella of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) said this in an in interview on Arise TV on Thursday, days after resigning his membership of the All Progressives Congress, following the selection of Kashim Shettima as Bola Tinubu’s running mate.
The veteran actor, who is also a lawyer faulted the Muslim-Muslim ticket and thus shared his resigned letter on his Instagram page on Monday.
Speaking on Thursday, Kenneth Okonkwo said, “I’m not contemplating any party yet but I must tell you, a friend of mine, a northern brother of mine from Kano State when he learnt I was coming for this programme told me, I must be obi-centric going forward.
“This is a northern Muslim talking. Anybody that is telling you that northern Muslims would not support Christians is telling you false statement.
“That is the problem with bringing octogenarians to manage your party and the affairs of government.
“I’m Obi-centric but I’ve not joined any party. It’s the ticket that has provided for me that stability, that youthful energy that we need to change the system of Nigeria at this time.”
Credit: Arise TV