IBADAN, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Nollywood actor Kenneth Okonkwo has joined Labour Party, months after resigning his membership from the All Progressive Congress (APC).
The 53-year-old announced his resignation from APC in a statement shared on social media on 11 July.
The resignation came a day after APC presidential candidate Bola Tinubu announced former Borno State Governor Senator Kashim Shettima as his running mate.
On Wednesday, 24 August, 2022, the actor announced this in an Instagram post where he shared photos of himself and delegates of the party welcoming him.
According to the Living in Bondage star, joining the party “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.”
“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 peoplecentric Party to our Chambers which culminated in my officially joining the Labour Party as a member” he wrote.
“I thank the Dynamics Ambassadors for Peter Obi (DAPO), which I am its National Spokesperson, for facilitating this my membership of 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.”