Kenneth Okonkwo Joins Peter Obi In Labour Party
KanyiDaily recalls that the actor had resigned his membership from the APC over the ruling party’s decision to field a Muslim-Muslim presidential candidate for the 2023 general elections.
Following his exit, Okonkwo endorsed the LP presidential candidate, Peter Obi, saying a northern friend from Kano told him to join the Obi movement since he’s yet to join any political party ahead of the forthcoming election
In a statement shared on his Instagram page on Wednesday, the actor formally announced his membership of the Labour Party after meeting with the party’s national executives in Abuja.
He revealed that he felt welcomed by the reception he got from the party and promised to contribute his own quota to the emergence of Peter Obi as president next year.
The statement reads, ‘’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.
‘’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.
“I thank the Dynamics Ambassadors for Peter Obi (DAPO), which I am its National Spokesperson, for facilitating this my membership of the Labour Party for the enthronement of good governance in Nigeria. I enjoin all citizens of Nigerians to join in this divine mandate of Peter Obi come 2023.”
KanyiDaily recalls that APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu had picked his fellow Muslim, Kashim Shettima, a former Borno State Governor, as his running mate for the 2023 presidential election.