Famous Nigerian actor and lawyer turned politician, Kenneth Okonkwo, has said the deviation of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from fulfilling its manifestos and promises made to Nigerians is unforgivable.
The actor, who disclosed the agreement with the APC before he became a member, noted that the party promised him to fight security and corruption.
He added that he joined the APC because of its constitutional promise to eliminate all forms of discrimination and social injustice in the country.
In an interview with Channels television, Okonkwo explained why he joined the APC: “I joined the APC in 2016 when Boko Haram was supposedly technically defeated.”
He said, “The APC has done nothing because the insecurity that was previously confined to the North-East has now spread across Nigeria.
“I have not come to terms with the fact that ASUU is at home, students are at home, my younger ones are refusing school for seven months and there is no end in sight.”
On the issue of corruption, Okonkwo, who is also the chairman of the Campaign for Equality and Justice in Nigeria, said, “I did not vote for animals to turn out to be witches stealing our money. In the APC government, everybody has become a thief, including animals, please, we need redress.
“You can imagine that in the APC government, termites eat documents, monkeys swallow money and snakes become money eaters.
“A person who is supposed to be the custodian of Nigeria’s money has been proven to have stolen 109 billion.”
Kenneth Okonkwo had earlier claimed to have resigned from the All Progressives Congress in July in the interest of equality, justice, fairness and peaceful co-existence among Nigerians under the party’s Muslim-Muslim ticket.