Nollywood star and son of the great Pete Edochie, Yul Edochie, has been elected by the Democratic People’s Congress (DPC), as its flagbearer for the upcoming Anambra gubernatorial election.
The actor was elected unopposed during the party’s congress which held at Fun Surge Hotel, Awka.
Voice of Ndigbo gathers that Edochie, while giving his acceptance speech, stated that the slogan of his campaign is ‘The last bus stop’
He urged the people of the state to join in and help him achieve his aim of becoming governor.
He stated: “If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. Enough of bad administration.“Some people may say they do not know me in politics, having created a name for myself in Nollywood; but if the state is destroying, it is the celebrities that should come out and speak.
“I need the support of the people to make it work in Anambra state.
“Today I offer myself as a humble servant seeking your consent to run for the office of the governor of Anambra State in the November 18, 2017 gubernatorial election.
“My ambition is driven by the experience of the ineffective, inefficient, and purposeless leadership style of those entrusted with the leadership of the state.
“Since its creation, Anambra State has been in dire need of development; but rather than develop, the state was in the news as the home of kidnappers.”
Voice of Ndigbo previously reported that Yul Edochie openly declared his intention to participate in the upcoming Anambra gubernatorial elections on July 14, and never looked back since then.
The actor who is the son of veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, has been campaigning a lot via social media, addressing Anambra people in videos from time to time.
We wish His Excellency the future Governor come November 18th great success. May Chukwuokike Abiama bless his ambitions in transforming Anambra State into a safe heaven for all.