Abubakar Yunusa Abuja
The Nollywood actor, Kenneth Okonkwo
says Presidential candidate of Labour Party and former Anambra State Governor Peter Obi does not play politics with ethnic sentiments.
This is as he even boasted that Peter Obi had already won the 2023 presidential election.
Stating this when he appeared on Politics Today, a Channels TV programme, Okonkwo argued that Obi would win the poll based on current realities.
He also cited polls conducted by Anap Foundation (AP), We-Together, and Bloomberg which declared Obi the winner.
Asked if he thinks Obi can win the presidential election, Okonkwo said: “He has already won, check the analysis as I have always told you; take it by polls, there are three polls that have come out, ANAP, We-Together, and Bloomberg; in the first one he scored 23, in the second one 53 and in the third one he scored 75.
“Soon and very soon, before the election reaches when the two candidates will be unveiled, it will be Peter Obi and others.
“Because then collectively at the poll, they will not have up to five percent and when you don’t get up to five percent you’ll be classified as others.
“So it is going to be Peter Obi and others, there is no other candidate.”
“Let’s talk about sectional politics, as I have said, Atiku went to the north and said northerners should vote only for somebody from the North, not Yoruba, not Igbo. What can be more ethnic than that?” he asked.
“Tinubu went to Ogun state and said it is the turn of the Yorubas and when it comes down to the Yorubas, it is my turn; that is the meaning of E mi lokan.
What can be more sectional than that.
But Peter Obi went to the Igbo people and at the risk of losing their votes, he told them, “Do not vote for me because I am Igbo, vote for me because I’m a man of competence, character, and capacity. It is not the turn of anybody. In 2023, it is the turn of Nigerians.”