Nollywood actor, Kenneth Okonkwo on Tuesday officially joined the Labour Party.
Okonkwo’s defection is coming over a month after he dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The West African Pilot reports that the actor cum politician resigned his membership of the APC on 11 July 2022, citing the decision of the party to field a Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket for the 2023 elections as the reason for his resignation.
“I just resigned my membership of the All Progressives Congress in the interest of equity, justice, fairness and peaceful co-existence among Nigerians,” he had captioned a photo of the resignation letter he shared on his Instagram page.
Announcing his defection to the LP, which he described as ‘people-centric party’, he wrote on his Instagram page: “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, led by its Chairman, Comrade Peter Diugwu, 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.”
He pledged to help in actualising the presidential bid of Peter Obi, the presidential flag bearer of the party.
“This will enable me 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,” Okonkwo stated.
He also announced that he has been made the national spokesperson for Dynamics Ambassadors for Peter Obi (DAPO), a support group for LP’s presidential candidate, and urged Nigerians to throw their weight behind Obi.
“I thank the Dynamics Ambassadors for Peter Obi (DAPO), which I am its national spokesperson, for facilitating my membership of Labour Party for the enthronement of good governance in Nigeria,” he stated.
“I enjoin all citizens of Nigeria to join in this movement for the actualisation of this divine mandate of Peter Obi come 2023.”
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