Nollywood actor Kenneth Okonkwo has confirmed his plan to run for office in his home state.
The actor revealed that he will be contesting in next year’s Gubernatorial election in Enugu state.
He made his intentions known over the weekend during a stake holder’s meeting of the APC party in Enugu state.
Here is what he said;
“Why I’m contesting as Enugu Governor”
“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 the 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 pursued 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 guarantee 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”.
“It is easy to win against a non performing person; it is easy to win somebody whose greatest achievements are billboards and posters.
“We are not talking about refurbishing, we are talking about legacies”.
“We want to deploy such input and creativity to create legacy projects that Nsukka people can be proud of.
“This is why they said I must proceed to contest for the governorship of Enugu state come 2019 and we will win”.
Few hours after the event, Kenneth Okonkwo also took to social media to inform fans of his plans.
*@realkennethokonkwo* “Just declared my intention to contest for the governorship candidate of APC in Enugu state.
It was heart warming to receive the blessings of the immediate past governor of Enugu state, His Excellency, Gov Sullivan Chime. To God be the glory.