Better Have My Money: Patience Ozokwor & Onyeka Onwenu At War Over Campaign Spoils

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According to ThisDay, veteran singer, Onyeka Onwenu and Nollywood actress, Patience Ozokwor at war after sharing of campaign money during the elections went wrong.

Onyeka Onwenu, 63 and Patience Ozokwor, 57, campaigned vigorously for President Jonathan to be reelected during the 2015 elections. Trouble, however, reportedly started when Onwenu had made it her business to have a majority of the entertainers in Nigeria channel their request to see Jonathan and/or participate in his campaign.

For an actor or musician to go around Onwenu to see Jonathan, his/her connection in Aso Rock Villa had to be very strong. So Onyeka was allegedly miffed when Ozokwor managed to get attention from Aso Rock on her steam. Try as she did to issue an order that Ozokwor should revert to her, it just didn’t work. Ozokwor must have summoned extraneous powers from the ‘evil’ role she frequently plays in Nollywood to keep Onyeka off her track.

The problem further went worse with the issue of the control of disbursement of the Jonathan campaign fund to a group of certain artistes. At one of the meetings, the centre just couldn’t hold any more and things fell apart. Onwenu and Ozokwor allegedly openly abused themselves and called each other names. It took the intervention of Dame Patience Jonathan to calm the fighting women. They simply respected her but have continued to trade tirade at every opportunity.



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