It is no longer new for Nollywood stars to venture into politics. Such is the case of Veteran actor Kenneth Okonkwo who just declared his intention to run for governor of Enugu state come 2019.
52-years-old Kenneth also made it clear to all that he will be running on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state stating that the immediate past governor of the state, Sullivan Chime, has endorsed his bid.
Making the announcement on his Instagram page, Kenneth admonished his followers to support him in his race.
“I just declared my intention to contest for the Governorship candidate of APC in Enugu State. It was heartwarming to receive the blessings of the immediate past Governor of Enugu State, His Excellency, Gov Sullivan Chime. To God be the glory,” he wrote.
Speaking on the motivation behind his political ambition, the actor said, “It’s time for Nollywood to produce an Executive to fulfill our Nollywood dreams. The entire APC structure attended the declaration. God is awesome.”
Kenneth Okonkwo was born in Enugu state on November 6, 1968. He obtained a degree in Business Administration from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. After which he went on to obtain another one in Diplomacy and International Law from UNILAG. He also studied theology at Bible School.
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The general public first learned about Kenneth Okonkwo in 1992 after he played the lead role in a Nollywood movie called "Living in Bondage"; he became widely known as "Andy Okeke", which is the name of the character he portrayed in the movie.
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