Nollywood actor cum Politician Yul Edochie, has given reasons for contesting the November 18, 2017 governorship election of his state, Anambra, despite knowing it was a tall ambition.
Yul, who is the son of veteran actor, Pete Edochie, contested on the platform of the Democratic Peoples Congress, DPC, but polled a paltry 145 votes to place 19 out of 37 contenders for the governorship seat of the state.
Speaking in Awka, the state capital at the weekend during the inauguration of the newly elected Coordinator of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Zone B, Comrade Kenneth Okeke and other executive members, the younger Edochie said he took part in the election in order to give youths in the state a voice.
“Gov. Willie Obiano dealt with all of us because I know that it is not easy for a candidate to win the 21 local government Areas in a state like Anambra, so, we congratulate him and now that the election is over, what remains is for us to support him and his government.
“We did not lose the election per se but I am fulfilled that we represented the voice of the youths in Anambra state. We won the election by getting to the end of the election without surrendering to anybody against all odds and pressure. I am calling on all of us to support the winner to ensure that the next four years will be better for the entire Anambra people”, Yul Edochie said.