Nollywood actor turned politician, Yul Edochie has boasted that he would be the best President Nigeria has ever had come 2023.
Edochie who has not hidden his ambition to contest the nation’s number one political seat in 2023, made the declaration in a Twitter post on Tuesday.
He wrote: “I will be the best President Nigeria has ever had. YUL EDOCHIE 2023.”
He also included a hashtag #givetheyouthsachance.
I will be the best President Nigeria has ever had.
— Yul Edochie (@YulEdochie) March 16, 2021
As previously reported by Naija News, veteran Nollywood actor and elder statesman, Pete Edochie, has endorsed his son, Yul Edochie for the 2023 presidential race.
“My Father Chief Pete Edochie endorses my 2023 Presidential ambition… God Almighty, take absolute control,” he captioned the post shared on his Instagram page.
In the less than 3-minute footage, Pete disclosed that the endorsement follows ceaseless pleas from young people asking him to openly back his son’s bid for the country’s highest political office.
The veteran actor also expressed confidence that his son posses the right values and drive to steer the country forward.
He said while he is not interested in politics, he would not hold back his support for Yul who has decided to delve into it.
“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.
“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.”
Meanwhile, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is facing a legal hurdle seeking to disqualify him from presenting himself as a candidate for the 2023 presidential election in Nigeria.
A group, identified as the Incorporated Trustees of Egalitarian Mission for Africa has approached the Federal High Court in Abuja, seeking an order to stop Atiku from contesting future presidential elections in Nigeria.