“I’m not in support of Biafra, I believe in one Nigeria” – Actor kenneth Okonkwo
By Rita Chioma
Few days ago, it was reported that Nollywood actor turned lawyer, Kenneth Okonkwo had taken up the court case of Biafra lord, Nnamdi Kanu, but the veteran actor has denied his involvement.
There were assumptions that the actor was one of the defence counsels of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi
Kanu because he was sighted in his lawyer’s garb in court on Tuesday.
His appearance seemed to have instigated assumptions from Biafra supporters that the actor was in defence and support of Nnamdi Kanu and the agitation for an independent Biafra.
Okonkwo, however, took to his social media page to deny the report, saying he doesn’t support the Biafran course and he was in court by mere coincidence.
“My attention has been drawn to some write ups insinuating that I am one of the Defence Counsel of Nnamdi Kanu of the IPOB fame. I state categorically that I am not one of the Defence Counsel.
“I had a different matter at the same court where he was arraigned and we met at the Court by chance. Everybody recognized my presence and in my usual fashion, I greeted everyone,” he wrote.
Okonkwo emphasized his believe for unity in Nigeria, even as he urged all Igbos to seek peace through dialogue.
“I believe in the unity of Nigeria and believe that the destiny of Ndigbo will be better served within a Nigeria based on equity and justice. God bless Ndigbo and God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“I believe in the peaceful resolution of the Biafran crisis through dialogue. We must recall that Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe opted for one Nigeria because he believed that the arrangement will best suit our itinerant and commercial nature,” he added.