Actor turned politician Kenneth Okonkwo has resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over decision of the ruling party to field a Muslim-Muslim presidential candidate for the 2023 elections
The resignation came a day after APC presidential candidate Bola Tinubu announced former Borno State governor Senator Kashim Shettima as his running mate.
Many have criticised the party for the move, saying it is disrespectful to the Christian folk.
Following the announcement, Kenneth Okonkwo posted his resignation letter on Instagram on July 11 with a message to his followers.
“If Muslims could voluntarily vote for southern presidents it is then a fallacy to insinuate that they cannot accept a northern Christian vice president,” part of the statement read.
Captioning the post, Kenneth Okonkwo wrote: “I just resigned my membership of the All Progressives Congress in the interest of equity, justice, fairness and peaceful co-existence among Nigerians.
“May God deliver Nigeria from the hands of power grabbers who elevate the quest for power above the quest for purpose. God bless you and Barka da Sallah to our Muslim brothers.”