Nollywood actor Kenneth Okonkwo has declared to contest the forthcoming governorship election in Enugu State as an APC candidate, describing the administration of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state as not working.
Okonkwo, who declared his candidacy over the weekend during the expanded stakeholders meeting of the APC, Enugu state Chapter, said he wanted to replace the governor because, according to him, he had nothing to show for his fours years in office in terms of legacy projects.
The actor declared:
“My people made that move, called me and I said God forbid that I will quench your spirit.
I said I am going to present myself in line with the wishes of my people for this post to be the governor of Enugu state 2019 and I so present myself.
“I want you to understand that it is beautiful when you are coming under a party that you have perused the constitutional aims and objectives and you have ensured that those objectives are compatible with your own aims and objectives as a politician.
“In APC, our aim is to build a nation that will grantee political stability, mutual and peaceful co-existence, respect and understanding and equal opportunity for all.
We are here to render selfless at all levels of governance that will guarantee people a sense of nationality and patriotism.
And I have found those beliefs compatible with my own. I, Dr. Kenneth Okonkwo, hereby present myself to be the gubernatorial candidate of this party.”