Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, who’s the son of veteran movie star Pete Edochie, has shared a post on Instagram, suggesting that he seeks to contest the forthcoming Anambra governorship election.
Although some of his followers say it may be a publicity stunt for a movie, Edochie shared a campaign poster with an accompanying caption saying, “We need a new brand of leaders who will put the masses first. The older ones have failed us for too long”.
In a second post, he wrote, “They have come to the last bust stop”.
If indeed Edochie runs, the 35-year-old would be among the young Nigerians veering into a career in politics.
Although his post didn’t mention the party he is affiliated to, the actor would be going against a dozen candidates spread across parties – some of which are Andy Uba and Ifeanyi Ubah.
TheCable Lifestyle has reached out to the actor’s management to ascertain the veracity of his Instagram post.
In the last general election, several entertainment personalities expressed desires to run for office.
While Abolore Akande, a.k.a 9ice, unsuccessfully contested for political office, comedian Julius Agwu never pursued his publicised ambition of contesting the Rivers governorship election.
Kate Henshaw, meanwhile, lost at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary election.
She had aspired to represent Calabar Municipal/Odukpani at the house of representatives.
Desmond Elliot, actor-director, was one of the few successful entertainers who got elected into office.
He presently represents Surulere 1 constituency at the Lagos state house of assembly.
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