Yul Edochie, the Nigerian actor, says he will wipe away the tears of “my people” if he is voted as the president of Nigeria.


The Nollywood star took to Instagram on Friday to make his wishes on the occasion of his 40th birthday.

In the post, the thespian reechoed his plans if elected into office during the 2023 presidential polls.

“Happy 40th birthday to me. Happy birthday to a man of peace and love. I thank God for letting me see this day in my life,” Edochie wrote.


“I thank God for all his blessings. All the prayer points and wishes I had many years ago God has answered all of them and even more.

“And I’m grateful to Him. I have just one more prayer point, one more birthday wish as I turn 40 today.

“Dear God, please make me the President of Nigeria in 2023 so I can wipe away the tears of my people.


“Thank you Lord for answering my prayer.”

In 2018, Edochie had declared his plans to run for president the following year under the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) party but later abandoned the ambition “after due consultation”.

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

Edochie was appointed the senior special assistant on creative and entertainment media to Willie Obiano, former Anambra governor, in 2018.


He resigned a few months later and defected from APGA to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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