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Kenneth Okonkwo who is a vetran Nigerian actor, has openly announced his exit from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He made this disclosure on Monday when he put out a statement posted on his Instagram page.
According to him, his resignation comes from an “interest of equity, justice, fairness and peaceful co-existence among Nigerians”.
The statement which was dated 11/07/2022 partly read; “Recall that 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 the nation a nation which will guarantee equal opportunity for all and ensure mutual and peaceful co-existence among Nigerians.
“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.
“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 our peaceful co-existence, integration and progress of our beloved country.”
He then prayed that Nigeria be delivered from “the hands of power grabbers who elevate the quest for power above the quest for purpose”.