- The idea of Igbo presidency is not a tall dream to Nollywood actor Yul Edochie
- Yul has confirmed the support of his father, Pete, in his ambition to run for presidency come 2023
- Pete on Thursday, February 11, said in an Instagram video that his son has virtues worthy of the office
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Famous Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, has been endorsed by his father, Pete Edochie (who is a veteran in the movie industry) to run for the 2023 presidential election.
Yul revealed his father's full support for his presidential ambition on his Instagram page on Thursday, February 12.
In the less-than-three-minute video tagged: "My Father Chief Pete Edochie endorses my 2023 Presidential ambition. God Almighty, take absolute control," Pete confirmed his position.
Although the Nollywood star admitted that he is not into politics, Pete said it is not compulsory for all his children to follow his career.
Listing some admirable qualities of Yul, Pete said he is disciplined, sympathetic, and believes in people's potentials.
“My values are very strong. I have my own children and they are very strong in that regard too. I am not one to be involved in politics. But you see, no all you children are bound to follow you."
“We like him. He is disciplined, sympathetic, he believes a lot in people. They have bothered me so much that today, I’m hereby presenting him to you. He has my blessing. He has my endorsement.”
Meanwhile, Dave Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) would soon address the growing clamours for the Igbo presidency come 2023.
The governor expressed this confidence on Wednesday, February 10, while addressing the press after meeting with the Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe.
Umahi also berated people making "wrong personal views" on the issue of the southeast producing the next president for the country.
He described APC as the only party that can grant the Igbo people's wishes, saying the ruling side will address the southeast's demands "as a family affair".
Onyirioha Nnamdi is a graduate of Literature and English Language at the University of Lagos. He is a Politics/Current Affairs Editor who writes on news and political topics for Legit.ng. He brings into his reporting a wealth of experience in creative and analytical writing. Nnamdi has a major interest in local and global politics.