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  • Updated: July 11, 2022

Nollywood Actor Dumps APC Over Muslim-Muslim Ticket

Nollywood Actor Dumps APC Over Muslim-Muslim Ticket

Kenneth Okonkwo

Nollywood actor and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State, Chief Kenneth Okonkwo has resigned from the party.

The Nollywood veteran said his resignation is as a result of the adoption of Muslim-Muslim ticket by the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The actor in a letter to the Chairman of APC in Nkpunano Ward, Nsukka, said that the idea was alien to the ideals of the party.

Part of the latter reads: “Recall that I joined APC because of its constitutional vow, as true progressives and patriots to eliminate all forms of discrimination and social injustice in Nigeria, thereby building a nation which will guarantee equal opportunity for all and ensure mutual and peaceful co-existence among Nigerians.

“Recall that we have lived up to this vow in our ward by ensuring that the Chief Imam of Army Barrack Mosque, who is a member of our ward, is carried along, as an executive member of our ward and his input carried along in all we do, under my leadership of the ward.

“Those ideals are now alien to the APC, with their unfortunate decision to paint our Muslim brothers in bad light, by insinuating that the Muslims in Nigeria will not accept or vote for a Northern Christian as Vice-President to pair with a Southern Muslim.

“If Muslims could vote voluntarily for Southern Christian Presidents, it is then a fallacy to insinuate that they cannot accept a Northern Christian Vice-President.

"This will permanently destroy the political viability of Northern Christians in Nigeria, if allowed to stand.

"This is in addition to their failure to protect the lives and property of Nigerians, which should be their primary responsibility. The economy is also in tatters.

“Being the convener of the Campaign for Equity and Justice in Nigeria, and as a former member of APC Presidential Campaign Council, which resisted same-religion Presidential ticket in the past, I can no longer continue to lend my name to these abnormalities in the interest of mutual peaceful coexistence, integration and progress of our beloved country, Nigeria.

“I, therefore, resign my membership of the All Progressives Congress to enable me focus on building the Nigeria of our dream with the motto: Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress.

“Please accept the assurances of my warmest regards and best wishes."

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