2023 Presidency: Actor Pete Edochie Backs Son To Succeed Buhari
Nigerian actor, Yul Edochie, has been endorsed by his father, Pete Edochie, to run for the 2023 presidency.
The older Edochie was seen in a social media video endorsing his son’s bid to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
Yul Edochie shared the video through his Instagram and Twitter pages.
The older Edochie noted that he was not interested in politics, but said he had come to realise that not all his children must follow his footsteps.
“I am not one to involve myself in politics because it does not interest me. But you see not all your children are bound to follow you.
“One of my sons who incidentally is an actor has decided to get involved in politics. People have been bugging my phone asking to endorse my son. They say they like him, he is disciplined, he is sympathetic, he believes a lot in people, we believe he has a chance.
”They have bothered me so much that today I am presenting him to you. He has my blessing; he has my endorsement,” he declared.
The younger Edochie, who had contested and lost the last Anambra State governorship election, announced in January that he would be running for presidency come 2023.
Some Nigerians who reacted to the declaration, had said he has no political experience and advised him to start from the grassroots.
He had shelved his initial plan to contest 2019 presidential election, saying: “After due consideration and consultations, I will no longer run for President of Nigeria, 2019. To my supporters, worry not. I remain committed to building a new Nigeria that works for all, irrespective of class, tribe or religion. Together we shall achieve it. God bless.”
He was subsequently appointed as Senior Special Assistant on Creative and Entertainment Media by Anambra State Governor, Willly Obiano.