Popular Nollywood actor, Modestus Kanayo Onyekwere, aka Kanayo O.Kanayo at the weekend officially joined the race to represent Ahaizu/Ezinihitte Mbaise Federal Constituency.
He said his declaration is a manifestation of a dream vowing to be an “action legislator” in the House of Representatives.
“Today’s declaration is the manifestation of a dream incubated and waiting for the right time and opportunity. I believe the right time is here and now. One may wonder where the temerity is coming from, but the answer is hidden in the burning and genuine desire to render selfless services to my people” he stated.
“The challenges therefore are enormous but I am well-prepared to surmount these challenges. My envisioned role, in the scenario of 2019, is not that of the tycoon, cultist or professor, you have seen on the screen but rather, the persona of a simple servant and a loyal son of Ahiazu/Ezinihitte Mbaise Federal Constituency.
“The political setting in Abuja, may be unfamiliar to me, but the problems and terrible dilemmas faced by my people and this constituency are burning issues familiar to me”.
Apparently referring to his movie roles, he said his declaration is real, having acted many roles- big and small, sad and funny which are contrived and imaginary.
He vowed to offer the Federal Constituency an effective and qualitative representations by making human oriented laws, ensure that Federal allocations are properly utilized in the overall interest of the constituents, provide good and qualitative education to the less privileged, give adequate priority to youths and women empowerment and the need to instill work ethics among the youths etc.
Kanayo said “Therefore, if it is your collective will to cast me as a legislator, in the days ahead, I will be delivering lines from a political script for the most important, and prestigious role I have this far been privileged to play.
“I want to play a leading role in the struggle to improve life of my people. The struggle to reduce crime, increase employment, improves education and establish a Federal presence in the district. You, the people of Ahiazu/Ezinihitte Mbaise are now my directors, and the APGA is my producer. I vow to be an action character in the National Assembly; an irrepressible warrior on your behalf and for the advancement of our great nation” he assured.