Nollywood actor cum Labour Party (LP) chieftain, Kenneth Okonkwo, has alleged that the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) is responsible for the propaganda about a retired colonel, Chinyere Obi, shot by thugs during the 2023 election.
Akelicious earlier reported that Chinyere, in an interview with PUNCH, narrated how suspected political thugs shot her during the election.
According to her, the incident was reported to the Imo state criminal investigation department (CID) and the suspect was arrested but later released. Hence, she petitioned the AIG at Umuahia Police Headquarters, Zone 9.
Speaking about the sacrifices she made for the party during the campaign, the retired colonel said she sold all her properties, bought food items, bags and made customised shirts which were distributed.
Chinyere claimed that neither Peter Obi nor the LP National Chairman, Julius Abure, showed concern for her ordeal as they allegedly abandoned her.
In a statement via Twitter on Saturday, Kenneth Okonkwo said Chinyere was with LP supporters in Abuja earlier this month (July) during an event organised to mark the birthday of LP presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
The thespian said the retired colonel also reinstated her love for the quest for a new Nigeria.
He added that attempts by the APC to dissuade Chinyere from her principled stand for Peter Obi had failed, hence the reason for the blackmail and propaganda.
He wrote: “I was with my sister and our Veteran Distinguished Military Officer, Col Chinyere Obi (Retd) at the Merit House, Abuja, on the 19th of July, 2023 at an Obedient movement organised event to mark the birthday party of @PeterObi where we talked over some communication mix up when some hired hoodlums shot her for defending the votes for a new Nigeria and she reinstated her love for the quest for a new Nigeria championed by @PeterObi.
“All attempts by the agents of the failed ruling party to dissuade her from her principled stand for a new Nigeria failed, hence their resort to unending blackmail using her image for their unfounded propaganda. We love you, Col Obi, till tomorrow”