Popular Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, has declared his intentions to run for Governor of Anambra State. The actor, who is a son of legendary actor, Pete Edochie, made this known via his Instagram page. He shared a poster featuring a photo of himself with the caption: Yul Edochie to run for Governor of Anambra State.
“My name is Yul Edochie. And I’m running for Governor of Anambra State. 2017.#TheLastBusStop.”
Yul Edochie to run for Governor of Anambra State
He equally stated that Nigerians need a new brand of leaders who will put the masses first, hammering that the older ones have failed the country.
In his words, “We need a new brand of Leaders who will put the masses first. The older ones have failed us for too long… They have come to THE LAST BUS STOP!!!”
Although, the actor did not mention the political party he intends contesting from, some Nigerians have drummed support for him, saying it was high time Nigeria had an intelligent, energetic, young and vibrant youth who will help address our political system for a viable economy.
Meanwhile, other followers dramatically questioned which political party he is vying the position from…, his answer is yet unknown.
This comes after popular comedian, Ali Baba also declared his intentions to run for Governor of Bayelsa State 2019. He made this known via his Instagram page, although many were left speechless over his post.
Well, if the 35 year old actor (Yul) wins, he will be the first democratically elected governor in Nigeria and among few entertainers who have succeeded in achieving their political goals like Desmond Elliot who is currently representing Surulere 1 constituency at the Lagos state house of assembly.
It seems Nigerian entertainers are venturing into politics in a large number. The likes of popular singer, 9ice, in 2015, was appointed as the Special Adviser to the Governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi.