Group carpets Nollywood Actor, Kenneth Okonkwo over attack on Ugwuanyi
An Enugu based pressure group, League of Patriots, yesterday came hard on Nollywood actor, Kenneth Okonkwo over his recent attack on the Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State.
Okonkwo had in an article published in a blog accused Ugwuanyi of bad governance, diverting local government funds, among others.
In a statement issued in Enugu, the group’s coordinator, Mr. Paul Okoro described Okonkwo’s attack as an attempt by the actor to assassinate and tarnish the prodigious efforts of Governor Ugwuanyi.
Okoro, who is the immediate past administrator, Igbo-Etiti Central Development Area, said Okonkwo’s motive was intended to “steer hatred, mislead and create unnecessary confusion in the minds of people in Enugu State.
“One observed with keen interest the tragedy of his argument, logics and his inclination to choose a narrow path in his work. The more he craves to prove his points, the more one noticed hollow, emptiness and lack of his knowledge about good governance. In fairness to the writer, the issues raised gave birth to suspense of a hired mercenary.”
Reacting to Okonkwo’s accusation that Ugwuanyi had selected Nsukka town for hatred and maltreatment, the group described it as “infantile and laughable”, stressing that “anyone who had access to the inaugural speech of His Excellency on May, 29, 2015, would understand that the Governor made several mentions of government intentions to turn Nsukka metropolis into a second largest city after Enugu capital city.
“Already, works have commenced in earnest and the people of Nsukka urban are feeling the presence of Ugwuanyi’s infrastructural empowerment.
“That was the more reason the people of Nsukka came out en-masse celebrating with His Excellency when he visited Nsukka during the empowerment programme”, he said.
While reminding Okonkwo that Nsukka remained the only Local Government Area that had three commissioners with sensitive and important ministries, the Patriots equally stressed that several road projects were already at completion stages in the area.