Kenneth Okonkwo, a Nollywood actor turned politician, has addressed emotions of marginalization among the many residents of the Southeast.
The actor stated in an interview that he requested Igbo folks to hitch the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019 to have an opportunity to rectify what he described as “16 years of PDP misrule”.
Talking to BBC Igbo, Okonkwo stated the “frequent divisions” among the many Igbos will significantly hinder the area’s success in Nigerian politics.
The actor stated Nigeria wants an Igbo extraction president to revive the Southeast and produce about political inclusion.
“…In case you ask me, that is our drawback. We’re robust as people, however not as a gaggle. And till we’re united, our progress in politics might be tough. We want a pacesetter who understands these items to guide us in unity,” he stated.
“That is one of many causes I am in politics. In 2019, I requested the Igbo folks to hitch APC as a result of the then chief (President Mohammadu Buhari) nonetheless had 4 years to go. In case you deliver a candidate, they will be in cost for eight years.
“What was essential to us is that in Nigeria we had a president from the south east. As a result of we are saying we’re oppressed, we should provide you with a method to come back to energy to revive our nation.
“If we supported a four-year candidate, we might have the correct to run for the presidential seat. A Nigerian president right now has nice powers in Africa due to the extent of growth. A celebration that dominated for 16 years did nothing to us.
“APC has reigned for six years. If there may be any query of marginalization of the Igbo folks, it must be by the celebration that dominated for 16 years earlier than APC and did nothing. You can not reverse 16 years of mismanagement in six years.”