Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, has picked his expression of interest and nomination forms to vie for the November 18, 2017 governorship election in Anambra State, under the platform of the Democratic Peoples’ Congress (DPC).
Yul, son of veteran thespian, Pete Edochie, stormed the national office of the Party with his army of supporters in Abuja, at about 3:57pm to formally join the race.
Addressing newsmen after picking up his forms, the baritone-voice actor cum producer said: “I am joining the race to harness the creative potentials of the youths and the resource-endowment of Anambra to move the state to the next level of development, reduce poverty rate through wealth and job creation, provide infrastructure and develop critical sectors in the state.
“These would occupy my governance model if elected to govern the state for the next four years.”
Confident of his chances, Edochie noted that he was neither scared nor intimidated by the crop of tested politicians in the race to govern Anambra State, stressing that he joined the race, aware that politicians had failed and disappointed the people.
“Politicians have failed us. So I am in the race to touch the lives of Anambra people positively. The people are tired of stories,” he said.