Legendary Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, has endorsed his son, Yul Edochie for the 2023 presidential race.
Yul broke the news in on Thursday, February 11, 2021 as he shared a video shared on his social media pages.
“My Father Chief Pete Edochie endorses my 2023 Presidential ambition… God Almighty, take absolute control,” he captioned the post.
In the video clip, Pete disclosed that his endorsement of Yul comes after ceaseless requests from young citizens pleading with him to openly back his son’s bid for the highest political office in the country.
He also expressed confidence that his son posses the right values and drive to steer the country forward.
The veteran film star added that 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.
“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.”
Watch the video below:
My Father Chief Pete Edochie endorses my 2023 Presidential ambition.
God Almighty, take absolute control. pic.twitter.com/kB4s43isG7
— Yul Edochie (@YulEdochie) February 11, 2021