Popular Nollywood actor, Kenneth Okonkwo, has joined the Labour Party a few weeks after he announced his resignation as a member of the All Progressives Congress.
Wakadaily reported that “the thespian dumped the ruling ACP over the parties’ choice of a Muslim -Muslim ticket for the 2023 presidential elections. Adding that his resignation comes from an “interest of equity, justice, fairness and peaceful co-existence among Nigerians,” in a statement on July 11, 2022.
Okonkwo announced his affiliation with Labour Party on his Instagram page on Wednesday, he shared photos of himself with the party’s executives in Abuja.
He wrote, “it was an honour and a privilege to be welcomed into the Labour Party on the 23rd of August, 2022, at the Supreme God House, Apo, Abuja, by the entire executive of the FCT Labour Party, representing the National Executive of the Party.
“I feel loved and cherished by the visit of these distinguished officials of this people centric Party to our Chambers which culminated in my officially joining the Labour Party as a member.
Actor Kenneth Okonkwo further said, “This will enable me to assist in my own humble way to the enthronement of His Excellency, Peter Obi, as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria come 2023 for the good governance of our dear country which is so blessed by God but has been so battered by bad leaders.
“I thank the Dynamics Ambassadors for Peter Obi (DAPO), of which I am its National Spokesperson, for facilitating my membership of the Labour Party for the enthronement of good governance in Nigeria.
“I enjoin all citizens of Nigeria to join in this movement for the actualization of this divine mandate of Peter Obi come 2023, Thank you and God bless you.”