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Nollywood Star, Kenneth Okonkwo, Joins Enugu Guber Race



Kenneth Okonkwo

Kenneth Okonkwo, one of the pacesetters in the Nollywood industry, at the weekend declared his intention to contest the 2019 governorship election in Enugu State on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Okonkwo made his declaration at an enlarged Enugu State APC State Executive Committee (SEC) meeting on Saturday.

During the meeting, the SEC passed a vote of confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari and Ben Nwoye, the state chairman of the party.

Addressing the enlarged SEC, Okonkwo said his candidature emanated from his people at home in Nsukka who were yet to benefit any legacy project from their kinsman, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, after almost four years in office.

Okonkwo, who came to limelight after starring as ‘Andy Okeke’ in Igbo thriller ‘Living in Bondage’ in 1992/93, said since the incumbent governor stayed four years without executing any legacy project at Nsukka, it became incumbent on him to hearken to the call of his people and contest for the governorship seat.


He assured that in the spirit of triangular equilibrium, which guarantees equity in the state, if given the mandate, he would stay one term of four years, to complete the eight years of Nsukka zone under Enugu North senatorial district.

“When I wanted to go into acting in the early 90s, some people came to me and asked me why I wanted to go into acting, which was not paying, with my sound educational background and certificate. I went into acting and it turned around. I will do the same thing in Enugu, if elected governor,” Okonkwo said.

He used the opportunity to call on Ndigbo to support President Buhari for second tenure in 2019, to ensure that the country produces apPresident of Igbo extraction in 2023.

He said if Ndigbo had supported Buhari in 2003, they would have been president today.

Okonkwo regretted that despite the support Ndigbo gave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for 16 years, they were not considered fit for the presidency.

“There is no alternative for Buhari. We will support Buhari for all his achievements in the war against corruption and insecurity. Any other person we support will stay for eight years and that means we will remain in the wilderness,” he said.

Earlier, Nwoye had announced the guidelines of the party for the primary elections for the governorship, House of Assembly and National Assembly elections.



  1. Anonymous

    March 5, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    he is a madman,let him come and win after speaking against Biafra

  2. Anonymous

    March 5, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    Funny animal

  3. Anonymous

    March 5, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    I love that man before but now i have seen he is an a traitor and money lovers to biafrans people. I hate him now too much

  4. Anonymous

    March 5, 2018 at 11:58 am


  5. Anonymous

    March 5, 2018 at 10:24 am

    You basket mouth, is this the reason for supporting the killing of your brothers and sisters by Fulani government in the media last month.

  6. Anonymous

    March 5, 2018 at 9:56 am

    That mother fucker kenneth okonkwo, should go and hide that his ugly wide mouth.
    GOLD DIGGER LIKE HIM ( Onye Oshi )

  7. Anonymous

    March 5, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Look at his big mouth,now he want to use it and swallow all the money in Enugu state like the snake and monkey but forgetting that we are Biafra.All Hail Biafra

    • Anonymous

      March 5, 2018 at 3:49 pm

      I wished to be fair with my comment. Kenneth has made a lot of enemies in Ipob, as a matter of fact he will not make any heads way. There is no politics without the youths and wen u make the youths ur enemy, u ar in for the worst. So, my best advice to Kenneth is that he should mend his ways with his people period.

  8. Anonymous

    March 5, 2018 at 8:23 am

    he is a stupid man he think that today was yesterday.

  9. Anonymous

    March 5, 2018 at 8:14 am

    Okonkwo is Wasting his Time , He is Just in For The Money

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2023: Presidency Should Return To South — El-Rufai



el-rufai - Kaduna State Governor

Kaduna State  Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has insisted that the North has no justification to remain in power after the expiration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second tenure.

El-Rufai maintained that the Presidency should rightly return to the Southern part of Nigeria.

He said though the constitution of the All Progressives Congress, APC, does not make provision for rotation but in the interest of justice, equity and fair play, Presidency should go to other regions of the country.

The Kaduna governor said: “The general political consensus in Nigeria is that the Presidency should rotate between the North and the South. It is not written but everyone understands it.

“In some of the parties, like the PDP, it is even written down in their constitution but it was breached in 2015. I think that every politician of honour should understand and abide by that consensus except there is an extenuating circumstance compelling it to be set aside. What could this be?


“President Yar’Adua died in office and it was compulsory for Jonathan to continue but when 2011 election came, there were many people who insisted that Jonathan should step aside for a northerner to complete the tenure of Yar’Adua but I opposed it because I didn’t think it was proper for an incumbent that got there not by his own design should be stopped from contesting when the constitution has not barred him from running.

“In the APC, we deliberately omitted rotational Presidency in our constitution and the emergence of a presidential candidate does not take into account zoning and that was why in 2015, Rochas Okorocha from the East contested, Sam Nda-Isaiah contested, Buhari, Kwankwaso and others contested.”

El-Rufai a chieftain of APC, added that presidential candidates are chosen on the basis of merit and general acceptance.

“I can say that as distinct from the PDP, APC has no rotational Presidency but candidates are selected strictly on the basis of political merit and the general acceptability of the candidate.

“I want to say that those of us from Northern Nigeria honour agreements. We do not violate unwritten political agreements and I will be the last person to lead in violating that agreement. I may have a personal view but that should be the basis. I don’t care where you come from but I look for merit.

“But as a group, the Northern APC will have to sit down and endorse someone, most likely someone from the South, because after eight years of Buhari, I don’t think the Presidency should remain in the north unless there is some extenuating circumstances. But all things being equal, we will honour our agreement and we keep our words,” he said.

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JUST IN: Declare Kalu’s Seat Vacant — Abia PDP Chieftain Tells Senate



A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia, Chief Charles Ike, has charged the Senate leadership to declare the Abia North Senatorial seat vacant due to the incarceration of Sen. Orji Kalu.

Ike gave the charge in a statement he issued in Umuahia on Saturday, saying that the people of Abia North Senatorial District were no longer comfortable being “totally eclipsed” in the Senate. “I hereby call on the Senate leadership to quickly declare Kalu’s seat vacant to enable the district to elect a capable replacement,” he said.

He said that the area had set a machinery in motion for Kalu’s recall and that the process would soon commence in earnest.

Ike also spoke on the recent defection of Chief Bourdex Ogba, the Senatorial Candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) for Abia North in the 2019 poll, to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He described Ogba’s defection as an act of “political indiscipline”.


He expressed disbelief that Ogba, who dumped APC for APGA, ahead of the 2019 elections, could “so quickly return to pick the same broom he said was not sweeping well”.

He alleged that Ogba’s return to APC was initiated to position himself for the senatorial ticket of the party in the event that the Senate eventually called for a byelection for Kalu’s replacement.

He alleged that Ogba had made four defections in recent time, having moved from PDP to APGA ahead of the 2015 general elections and later to APC and APGA before his latest return to APC.

Ike said: “His jumping from party to party smacks of political indiscipline and his desperation to go to Senate but you know that a rolling stone gathers no moss.

“Unfortunately, too, he lacks the political discipline to be trusted with any public office in Abia north.

“How can you trust a man whose only political antecedent is jumping from one party to another?”

The PDP chieftain further took an exception to a comment credited to Ogba, when he visited the APC national secretariat, where he was quoted to have asked the Senate not to declare Kalu’s seat vacant.

Ike argued that the comment was at variance with the wishes of the people of Abia north who, he said, were earnestly yearning to have a replacement for Kalu.

It would be recalled that Kalu of APC was jailed in December by a Federal High Court for 12 years, having been convicted for a N7.2 billion fraud, when he was Abia governor (1999 to 2003).

Although, Kalu has appealed the High Court verdict, Ike said that his continued incarceration left Abia north without a voice in the Senate.


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Senate Declares Bayelsa Governor, Deputy’s Seats Vacant



The President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan has declared vacant the Bayelsa Central and Bayelsa West seats vacated by present Governor and Deputy Governor of the state, Sen. Douye Diri and Sen. Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, respectively.

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu made the disclosure on Friday while addressing the first regular meeting of Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC) in Abuja.

“In the case of Bayelsa State, both the Governor and Deputy Governor were serving Senators. Consequently, the Commission yesterday Thursday 20th February 2020 received two communications from the Senate President declaring the seats for Bayelsa Central and Bayelsa West Senatorial Districts vacant.

“The Commission will soon meet to determine the dates for bye-elections in the two Senatorial Districts,” the INEC boss stated.

Recall that Diri and Ewhrudjakpo were sworn in as governor and deputy respectively after the Supreme Court invalidated the election of David Lyon and Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo over certificate forgery.


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