Nollywood actor, Kenneth Okonkwo, may have triggered some form of hatred for himself from some of his fans and the opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over his statement.
It is no news that the actor is running for the Governorship office of Enugu state under the umbrella of the All progressive Congress (APC), but his recent shade at the opposition party has created unhealthy atmosphere for him which might affect his acting career.
In his words, “You know the truth, the worst of Buhari in 8 years will be better than the best of PDP in 16 years. PDP had 16 years with oil prices very high in-between yet they left us without light (power), without water, without roads, without security, without paying even salaries, indeed without anything. Whatever is happening today has its root from that regime. This administration came with bail out for states to pay salaries with the price of oil falling drastically. Tackled security and all that and somebody is telling me I should reconsider the past leaders that brought us into this mess. God forbid.
“I support Buhari and pray for him. I sincerely don’t care what people like those empty men who make ignorant videos have to say. I don’t want to be a Governor under a corrupt President. At least I can say that the person of Buhari is not corrupt. Let them call on their gods, let me call on my God and let the God that answereth by fire, let Him be God
“Just to remind you but a few. Before Buhari came in, terrorists bombed to pieces, 88 persons at Nyanya in Abuja, bombed the United Nations Building in Abuja, bombed Banex Plaza and even the police headquarters in Abuja killing uncountable number of persons. I don’t need to mention the entire North East that was overrun by terrorists with thousands of people beheaded and the video images sent on internet for everybody to see. The terrorists were everywhere and have started forming cells in Lagos and Enugu.
“This Government came and destroyed them across the country. Only their remnants now are going about carrying out criminal activities and you are telling me security is not better now. Our soldiers and officers were sent to fight these terrorists without weapons. They were dying like chicken and when they complained about lack of weapons, they were sentenced to death for mutiny. No apologies for supporting Buhari. I respect your views. I not only support him, I pray for him.”