Veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, has endorsed, Yul, his son, for the 2023 presidential race.

Yul revealed this in a video shared on his social media pages on Thursday.

The less than 3-minute video was captioned: “My Father Chief Pete Edochie endorses my 2023 Presidential ambition… God Almighty, take absolute control.”

In the video, Pete said he endorsed his son due to continuos plea from young people asking him to openly support his son’s bid to rule this country in 2023.

The veteran actor said while he is not interested in politics, he would support his son as he believes his son possesses the right values and drive to steer the country forward.

“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, not all your children are bound to follow you,” he said.

“One of my sons, who incidentally is an actor, has decided that he wants to be a politician. 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.Advertisement

“We like him. He is disciplined, sympathetic, he believes a lot in people. They have bothered me so much that today, I’m hereby present him to you. He has my blessing. He has my endorsement.

“Any day he decides to veer off from the discipline under which he was raised, l will withdraw him from the race. It shall be well with you son. Since it has been your ambition to go into politics and the desire to run for the presidency of this country, may the good Lord assist you, protect and direct you.”

Yul had earlier in 2018  declared interest to run for the office of the presidency in the 2019 election under the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) party. An ambition he later abandoned.

Prior to that, he had also contested for the Anambra state governorship election in 2017 under the flag of the Democratic Peoples Congress (DPC) but lost after tallying just 145 votes.

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