Yul Edochie Joins Anambra State Governorship Race

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Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie has declared his intention to run for Governor of Anambra State in the elections which have been scheduled to hold on November 18, 2017.

Yul, who is also a successful actor like his father, Pete Edochie, took to his Twitter page to reveal his ambition and upload his campaign poster. He, however, did not disclose the political party he intends to use as a platform.

He also stated that Anambra, “needs a new brand of leaders, who will put the masses first.”

He wrote:

“My name is Yul Edochie. And I’m running for Governor of Anambra State. 2017 #TheLastbusStop”.

He shared the same photo a second time, this time with the caption:

“We need a new brand of Leaders who will put the masses first, the older ones have failed us…They have come to THE LAST BUS STOP!!!”

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See pictures below:

My name is Yul Edochie. And I'm running for Governor of Anambra State. 2017. #TheLastBusStop

A post shared by Yul Edochie (@yuledochie) on

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Yul Edochie’s announcement has been trailed with a lot of reactions on social media. While some persons believe that it is a move in the right direction, some others believe it’s either a movie or just a joke.

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See some reactions below:

Ebuka Okeke Austinmop: I am in full support…we need young adults…let the old men go and sleep



Kelly Jnr: the youths should be given a chance

Prince Uche Onowu Obieze: Yul that’s a welcome development.

Omeh Jessica Onyinye: Let’s give youths a chance! we need vibrant men.

Amaka Favour: It’s a good step and development. Under which party?

Blessing Ogochukwu: I love your boldness, but you didn’t start on time.

Prosperus Caritas Mansuetus: Which party? No party then it’s a mere joke

Uche Chidimma Onwuasoanya: Pls What’s de name of the movie?

CJ Stanley: I don’t understand this guy’s sometimes

Udeh Ebenezer Ifechukwu: God forbid

Larry Succeed: You are wasting your money…. That seat is occupied already

Kennedy Udoyo: please my brother go and take care of your family before you die quickly. politics is not beans.

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Nnwoma Wugo: That is called Nollywood in politics.

Annabel Amaka Omeh: You have money to waste.

Chibuike Emmanuel: Idiot So you think politics is child’s play right?

Cynthia Aniakor: Wake up man. Because u are dreaming. Anambra don’t need someone like you as Governor. Because you go carry all your girlfriends put for seat

Yul Chibuike Daniel Edochie, popularly known as Yul Edochie, was born on 7 January 1982 and is also a successful actor in the Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood. Yul, the last of six children, was raised both in Lagos and Enugu.

He joined Nollywood in 2005 in his first film titled “The Exquires” alongside the Late Justus Esiri and Enebeli Elebuwa. He got his break in 2007 after featuring in the movie “Wind of Glory” alongside Genevieve Nnaji and Desmond Elliot.

Yul Edochie got married to his wife in 2004, at a very young age of 22, after dating for six years. The star actor started dating his wife, May Aligwe, when he gained admission in the University of Port Harcourt and although he had nothing to offer at the time, she agreed to settle down with him, today, the couple is blessed with three children- two boys and a girl- and are living a comfortable life.

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