Battle Line Drawn Between Bob-Manuel, Tony One Week

Source: Maryjane Ezeh/

A battle line seems to have been drawn between Bob-Manuel Udokwu and Tony Muonagor, popularly called Tony One week. The two stars have indicated interests to contest the Idemili North constituency seat in the 2015 Anambra State House of Assembly election.

According to Udokwu, “Tony One Week is actually in the seat that I am vying for; he is from the same Idemili North constituency. He is there as an incumbent under the All Progressives Congress (APC), while I am contesting under the platform of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).”

The actor, who is eying the seat currently occupied by Tony One Week, added that he decided to launch his political career from the state level in order to have a feel of the grassroots politics. “I didn't want to jump to the federal level and vie for the House of Representatives seat because I always believe in humble beginnings.

“I would have vied for the local government chairman's seat, but that election was held last year and I wasn't prepared for it. But I know that my modest beginning in political landscape will be from the State House of Assembly and I want to be part of decision-making in my state,” he stated.

Udokwu further explained that his intention was to ensure that his children and other citizens enjoy the benefits of democracy through his contributions.

Idemili North constituency comprises 10 towns, including Ogidi, Udokwu's community and hometown of the late literally icon, Chinua Achebe.

At next year's election, if Udokwu and Tony One Week eventually get their party tickets, it would a fight between the two popular entertainers in Nigeria, who have come a long way in the showbiz world.