Nollywood Actor and aspiring candidate for Enugu Gubernatorial election Kenneth Okonkwo did not make the list for APC governorship elections.
The list released by the APC National Working Committee contained the names of candidates who were either cleared or not cleared.
For Enugu State, Kenneth Okonkwo was not in the list as either cleared or not.
Qualified candidates for Enugu state primaries under the APC are;
Sen. Ayogu Eze
Barr. Ifeanyi Nwaoga, Esq.
Barr. George Ogara, Esq.
Barr. Ejikeme Ugwu, Esq
Among those listed above, only the Barr. Ejikeme Ugwu was not cleared.
Kenneth Okonkwo came under the storm on social media for supporting President Buhari for re-election in 2019 while saying that Igbos will wander in the wilderness if they don’t support President Buhari.
With the outcry about this outcome and treatment by the APC, Kenneth Okonkwo had this to say;
I regret joining the APC, a supposed political party now turned to "a cult group". A party full of Rogues . -Kenneth Okonkwo who was screened out from APC Gubernatorial Race in Enugu State.
— Enugu CoalCity (@Coal_City) September 30, 2018
Imo State government under Rochas Okorocha appointed a new Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and Commissioners. This includes a replacement for the Chief of Staff which was occupied by his Uche Nwosu, a gubernatorial candidate and the governor’s Son-in-law.
Among those who have been sworn in by Imo State government is Mr Nze Patrick Chidi. He is an Alumnus of Rochas Foundation College owned by Rochas Okorocha (the State governor).