On the night of thursday 11th February, Yul Edochie, 39, who is also a Nollywood star, took to all his social media handles to share a video he captioned: “My Father Chief Pete Edochie endorses my 2023 Presidential ambition. God Almighty, take absolute control.”
In 2017, Yul contested for the governorship election in Anambra on the platform of Democratic Peoples Congress (DPC). He was later appointed Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Creative & Entertainment Media to the Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, in July 2018.
The ambitious actor who began his journey into Nollywood in 2005 while starring in ‘The Exquirers’ a movie with the casting of late veteran actors, Justus Esiri and Enebeli Elebuwa. His major break however came in 2007 after featuring alongside Genevieve Nnaji and Desmond Elliot in the movie titled ‘Wind of Glory’.
In the viral video, Pete Edochie first admitted that although he is not the kind of man given to himself in political involvements but was supporting his son’s political ambition after numerous pleadings coming from young people to publicly endorse Yul.
“My values are very strong. I have my own children and they are very strong in that regard too and 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.
He continued: “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.’”
The Septuagenarian also expressed confidence and faith that his son has the right values and willingness to lead the nation forward.
“He is disciplined, sympathetic, he believes a lot in people. They have bothered me so much that today, I hereby present him to you. He has my blessing and endorsement, any day he decides to veer off from the discipline under which he was raised, l will withdraw my support him. It shall be well with you, son,” he prayed for him.