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Kenneth Okonkwo Distances Himself from Abure-Led Labour Party Leadership Despite Obi’s Endorsement

Nollywood actor and politician Kenneth Okonkwo has publicly distanced himself from the Julius Abure-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the Labour Party, citing corruption and incompetence within the leadership.

In a post on X on Tuesday, Okonkwo expressed his dissatisfaction with the national convention organized by Abure, criticizing it for being rife with criminality and corruption. He announced his decision to suspend all ties with the Abure-led NWC, despite the endorsement of this leadership by the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi.

Okonkwo’s post read: “I am suspending my relationship in all ramifications with the purported Abure-led National Working Committee of Labour Party. For me, it’s either a new Nigeria or nothing. I prefer to lose doing the right thing to winning doing the wrong thing.”

He further added, “Nothing can wash out the criminality, corruption, and incompetence with which the purported National Convention was purportedly organised by Abure. I did not leave the comfort of a ruling party, APC, because I believe that they are incompetent and dishonest, only to come and join another incompetent and corrupt association, which is the current Abure-led National Working Committee of Labour Party.”

This development highlights a significant internal conflict within the Labour Party, particularly as it comes at a time when Peter Obi has thrown his support behind the Abure-led NWC, emphasizing the ongoing challenges the party faces in maintaining unity and integrity.

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