The South East spokesman for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council, Dr Josef Onoh has picked on the spokesperson for the ObiDatti presidential Campaign Council, Kenneth Okonkwo.
HausaToday reports that Onoh told Okonkwo politics was not a movie role that required conducting auditions for another movie role, as he is doing.
According to him, Okonkwo needs to grow beyond his 1991 debut movie role in ‘Living in Bondage’ where he appeared pitiable, noting that he should do well and become a grown-up and change from his inconsistencies instead of junketing from one political party to another and leaving all his ambitions inconclusive.
The attack on the actor followed his latest comment about the APC presidential candidate Bola Tinubu.
Okonkwo had alleged that the Tinubu candidate was incoherent in his statements and blasphemed the Bible and the Quran at different times.
However, Onoh reacted by saying a good actor quits the stage when the ovation is loudest, adding that Okonkwo needs to go back to the clairvoyants that he was so used to in his movies and ask them for divination instead of running around the circles of different professions.
The south-east APC Spokesman advanced that “The character, Kenneth Okonkwo, in his audition as an actor has confused the basic fundamental principles of politicking to represent acting. His auditioning for politics started in 2014 and since then has auditioned for different political parties such as the PDP, the APC and now the Labour Party in all these auditions; he exhibited poor stage performances.
“Whereas Asiwaju is busily galvanizing for votes, entertainers such as Actor Kenneth Okonkwo have been conducting auditions for another movie role, but politics is not a movie role. His claim that Asiwaju is becoming a demigod is because Asiwaju himself spends time canvassing for votes and the number of votes he has garnered; including his expanding supports in the south-east are what has beclouded Actor Kenneth Okonkwo’s vision.
“While Asiwaju is still testing the microphone, Okonkwo is still trying to study his scripts. With our 40 million registered members, 22 sitting governors, and an absolute majority in the National Assembly, our candidate ranks as the best Governor in the last 23 years. We can only wish Okonkwo well but should understand that the Asiwaju presidential campaign is not a movie audition and it’s for serious-minded people.
“Kenneth Okonkwo should remember his famous line in Living in Bondage where he delivered, ‘Paulo, you are my friend and you didn’t explain things well for me which is the reason I’m now explaining things well for him, that Asiwaju comes February 2023 will become Nigeria’s next president and when that time comes, I wouldn’t want Andy to come and say to me that I didn’t explain this thing well to him.”