Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, has confirmed that he intends to contest the forthcoming Anambra governorship election.


The son of veteran movie star Pete Edochie, via his management, issued the confirmation to TheCable Lifestyle on Friday.

Edochie had earlier posted a campaign poster on Instagram, where he revealed his ambition to run for political office.

By virtue of being an actor, many reckoned it may be a publicity stunt for an upcoming movie.


The social media post had also failed to mention the party he is affiliated to.

But his manager, Alex, told TheCable Lifestyle that the actor would soon be making an official announcement.

According to Alex, “You know how politicians are… everything is a secret. There is no time frame for the unveiling of the affiliation party yet but he would most likely be disclosing the details by next month.”


Edochie’s caption on the Instagram posts had read: “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 bust stop.”

The 35-year-old actor joins a long list of entertainers who have, over time, tried their hands in the murky waters of Nigerian politics.

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