Popular Nollywood actor cum politician, Kenneth Okonkwo, has revealed his next step of action following his exit from the Labour Party (LP).

According to Okonkwo, he cannot rule out joining another political party if the Labour Party (LP) continues on a “trajectory where they cannot even hold an acceptable national convention.”

Kenneth Okonkwo Reveals Next Step After LP Exit, Calls For Julius Abure’s Arrest
Kenneth Okonkwo

The former spokesperson of the LP presidential campaign council in the 2023 general elections spoke during a recent interaction with the media.


He characterized the LP as “a clandestine organization governed by a bunch of clowns”.
Okonkwo expressed his dissatisfaction with the recent happenings within his party.

Furthermore, he regretted that the LP lacked integrity to exploit the internal turmoil of other political parties.

Apapa Vs Abure

The Labour Party has found itself in the midst of leadership turmoil.

It all started last year, when Lamidi Apapa, the deputy national chairman of the party (south), announced himself as the interim national chairman.

The situation escalated in 2024 during a national convention in Anambra, where Julius Abure was elected as the party’s chairman despite facing resistance from a section of the party.

Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it did not oversee the LP’s national convention.

The Board of Trustees (BoT) of the party labelled the convention that elected Abure as a sham and stated that Abure’s role as national chairman was temporary.


However, speaking during a recent interview, Okonkwo mentioned that he was open to joining another party.

Kenneth Okonkwo Calls For Abure’s Arrest

He further called for Abure’s arrest saying he and his cohorts should be apprehended.

Okonkwo said: “Any party that is not visibly committed to the welfare of Nigerians will most likely not see me there.
I don’t rule out going back to anything because change is constant.
“My own labour party is not impressing me.
Assuming they continue on this trajectory where they cannot even hold an acceptable national convention, then you’d tell me I’d be there?
“I was a spokesperson at the presidential level and I did not know that the Labour Party was having a convention.
When I saw it on social media, I thought it was fake. They were rejected in Umuahia because it was a leprous convention.
“Those people are clowns. It is the greatest joke I have ever seen in a political party and then you want to position yourself as a party of integrity. You cannot give what you don’t have.
“Abure and his cohorts, their tenure is over. Let Abure and his cohorts get behind me. They are workers of iniquity.
I don’t rate them. That executive is in charge of the secret society. They should be apprehended.”


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