Kenneth Okonkwo, the Nollywood actor-turned-politician, says Peter Obi has already won the 2023 presidential election.
Obi is the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) for next year’s election.
Speaking when he appeared on Politics Today, the Channels TV programme, Okonkwo argued that Obi would win the poll based on current realities.
Buttressing his argument, the actor cited polls conducted by Anap Foundation (AP), We-Together, and Bloomberg which declared Obi the winner.
When asked if he thinks the former governor can win the presidential election, Okonkwo said: “He has already won, check the analysis as I have always told you; take it by polls, there are three polls that have come out, ANAP, We-Together and Bloomberg; in the first one he scored 23, in the second one 53 and in the third one he scored 75.
“Soon and very soon, before the election reaches when the two candidates will unravel and I am sure they are already unravelling, then it will now be Peter Obi and others.
“Because then collectively at the polling poll, they will not have up to five per cent and whenever you don’t get up to five per cent you’ll be classified as others.
“So it is going to be Peter Obi and others, there is no other candidate.”
Okonkwo said unlike Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Obi does not play politics with ethnic sentiments.
“Let’s talk about sectional politics, as I have said, Atiku went to the north and said northerners should vote only for somebody from the North, not Yoruba, not Igbo. What can be more ethnic than that?” he asked.
“Tinubu went to Ogun state and said it is the turn of the Yorubas and when it comes down to the Yorubas, it is my turn; that is the meaning of E mi lokan.
“What can be more sectional than that Peter Obi went to the Igbo people and at the risk of losing their votes, he told them, “do not vote for me because I am Igbo, vote for me because I’m a man of competence, character, and capacity. And Nigerians, he said, it is not the turn of anybody. In 2023, it is the turn of Nigerians.”
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