Nollywood Actor Kenneth Okonkwo Joins Politics

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indexIn an Interview with Encomium Weekly on Friday, September 26,2014,

What is the motivation? Is it because your colleague in the entertainment industry have shown interest?
If you have been following me, you would have observed that i have been in politics one way or the other. I have been a card carrying member of the PDP for a longtime, supporting my ward privately in all their political activities. The latest one was when INEC was having problems with the issuance of permanent voters card. When i get to my ward, the INEC officials on sighting me agreed to work day and night and was able to reach a lot of people. It’s just that now the pressure from my people to represent them is huge . So, i agreed and by the grace of God I will not fail them.

What are your chances of getting the party ticket, not to talk of winning, realising the fact that someone is already occupying the post?
My chance are very bright. First, I believe that I am child of grace. So by the grace of God, I will win. Second, I love my people and my people love me. This is one of my greatest assets. Third, our governor, Sullivan Chime has performed creditably so the people are solidly behind him.He made a conscientious decision that every member of the National Assembly that has served two terms should allow her brother to go. I’m from Nsukka/Igboeze South constituency which has produced a gentle man, Dr Patrick Asadu from Igboeze South; as its representative for two terms. It is now the turn of people from Nsukka Local Government, where I belong, to produce a candidate. Dr Patrick Asadu, being a gentleman, will not likely fight his popular governor when it comes to Nsukka, because the love of my people, I stand a chance.
I also have the love of a lot of prominent members of my party because of my modest achievements in Nollywood and some live television appearances where we discuss national issues. So, I am confident.

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