Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, has declared his interest to run and become Nigeria’s president come 2019.
Edochie, who contested the November 2017 Anambra governorship election on the platform of the Democratic Peoples Congress (DPC) but joined the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, after he lost, made the announcement on his Instagram page.
Read what he wrote below:
“Today I declare my interest to run for President of the greatest country in the world, Nigeria. A blessed country that has been crippled by decades of bad leadership. Enough is Enough! Fellow Nigerians, stand with me let us bring the problems of our country to the THE LAST BUS STOP!!!”
With his declaration for presidency, Yul Edochie is running against incumbent President Buhari, who he had advised not to run for re-election come 2019.
Back in January, Yul had called out President Muhammadu Buhari in a viral Instagram video where he told Buhari: “I hear you want to run for the second time in office I decided to do this video, please sir don’t bother. I don’t think Nigeria, Nigerians can endure four or more years of whats going on right now. Believe its really terrible, the hardship is too much,” Yul said.
Yul Edochie later made a brave move and indicated he may run for presidency in another viral IG video where he said:
“So, it’s my birthday today, 7th of January, 2018. I just turned 36, so happy birthday to me. “2018 is just unfolding, we pray for more blessings so let’s just keep our fingers crossed. Who knows, I may just decide to run for president of Nigeria this time, in 2019, and I will win.”
Yul Edochie, when he contested during the November 2017 Anambra governorship election, ran against 36 other governorship aspirants, including the eventual winner, Willie Obiano of APGA.
Edochie secured only 145 votes in the election.