Veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, has endorsed, his son, Yul’s presidential ambition in 2023.
Yul, who ran for governor in Anambra State under the Democratic People’s Congress has hinted that he will seek election as Nigeria’s president in 2023.
Named after the popular Russian actor, Yul Brynner, Yul is the last of six children of the veteran actor.
Yul broke the news in 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, Mr Edochie, who said he has never nursed any political ambition, said he decided to endorse his son’s presidential ambition following pleas from his fans and young people “who believe in his son”.
‘‘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,” he said.
“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.