Ahead of 2019 general elections, Nollywood actor, Kenneth Okonkwo, has thrown his hat into the ring for the position of Enugu State governorship seat.
The ‘Living In Bondage’ star declared his ambition over the weekend under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Enugu with the immediate past governor of the state, Sullivan Chime, in attendance.
“I just declared my intention to contest for the Governorship seat of Enugu State,” Okonkwo who is also a lawyer, announced on his Instagram page few days back.
“It was heart-warming to receive the blessings of the immediate past Governor of Enugu State, His Excellency, Gov Sullivan Chime. To God be the glory.”
Born in Nsukka, Enugu on November 6, 1968, Okonkwo was one of actors that pioneered Nollywood in the early 1990s. In 2013, he won the Africa Movie Academy Award (AMAA) on a Special Recognition of Pillars of Nollywood.
Adding to his intention to run for the office of the governor of Enugu State, Okonkwo also wrote: “It’s time for Nollywood to produce an Executive to fulfill our Nollywood dreams.”