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Pete Edochie Endorses Son Yul Edochie’s 2023 Presidential Ambition

Popular Nollywood actor Yul Edochie has received fatherly blessings for his 2023 presidential race. His father, veteran actor Pete Edochie in a video shared on Yul’s social media platforms on Thursday 11th February endorsed his son’s political ambition for 2023.

 

In the video, Pete Edochie disclosed that the endorsement follows ceaseless pleas from young people asking him to openly back his son’s bid for the country’s highest political office.

Yul Edochie Receives His Fathers Blessings For 2023 Presidential Race

 

“My values are very strong. I have my own children and they are very strong in that regard too. I am not one to be involved in politics. But you see, not all your children are bound to follow you.

One of my sons, who incidentally is an actor, has decided that he wants to be a politician. Most of the youngsters have been bugging my phone asking me to endorse my son that they want him as president and l get amused. But they keep insisting daddy, we want Yul to be the president of this country.

We like him. He is disciplined, sympathetic, he believes a lot in people. They have bothered me so much that today, I’m hereby present him to you. He has my blessing. He has my endorsement.

Any day he decides to veer off from the discipline under which he was raised, l will withdraw him from the race. It shall be well with you son. Since it has been your ambition to go into politics and the desire to run for the presidency of this country, may the good Lord assist you, protect and direct you”. He said

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Meanwhile, in 2018, the actor turned politician had declared interest to run for the office of the presidency in the 2019 election under the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) party.

Yul Edochie Receives His Fathers Blessings For 2023 Presidential Race

He later abandoned the ambition a decision which according to him was arrived at “after due consultation”.

Prior to his presidential bid, he had contested for the Anambra state governorship election in 2017 under the flag of the Democratic Peoples Congress (DPC) but lost after securing only 145 votes.

In 2018, Governor Willie Obiano appointed Yul appointed as  the senior special assistant on creative and entertainment media

The actor, however, resigned a few months later and defected from APGA to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), stating that his decision was in a bid to support the presidential ambition of Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, who was the candidate of the party. Earlier this year, Yul once again declared his interest to run for Nigeria’s highest office in 2023.

 

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Charis Ebiaghian

A creative writer ready to dish out juicy stories as they drop. When she is not writing, she is probably thinking of what to write next

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