Astounded Kenneth Okonkwo Resigns from Discriminating APC

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Kenneth Okonkwo, the sensational Nollywood actor who is now recognized as a politician, has publicly announced his withdrawal from the All Progressives Congress (APC).


The much astounded actor took to his Instagram page on Monday night, 11 July, to announce that the ruling party has made a decision to run a Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket for the 2023 elections. For this reason, he no longer wants to be identified as a member. On the 10 of July, the presidential candidate for the APC, Bola Tinubu, named the former governor of Borno state, Kashim Shettima, as his running mate. The news came as a shock to some Nigerians, while others were seen to be in full support of it.


The caption to his post read “I just resigned my membership of the All Progressives Congress in the interest of equity, justice, fairness and peaceful co-existence among Nigerians,” he captioned the post. “May God deliver Nigeria from the hands of power grabbers who elevate the quest for power above the quest for purpose. “God bless you and Barka da Sallah to our Muslim brothers.”


Some parts of the post also read, “If Muslims could voluntarily vote for southern presidents it is then a fallacy to insinuate that they cannot accept a northern Christian vice president. “This will permanently destroy the political viability of Northern Christians in Nigeria if allowed to stand. This is in the addition to the failure to protect lives and properties of Nigerians which should be their primary responsibility. The country is also in shatters.


According to Okonkwo, in January, he asked Igbo people to join hands with APC in 2019 to fix the “16 years of misrule”, as he put it. In November 2021, the actor also claimed that south-eastern Nigeria has seen more progress with President Muhammadu Buhari under the ruling party, than the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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