Veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, has publicly endorsed his son, Yul Edochie for the 2023 presidential race.
Recall Yul Edochie recently revealed his intention to run for the office of the President of Nigeria in the forthcoming general election in 2023.
Yul, who turned 39 on Thursday, January 7, said this via a post on Twitter as he asked for grace to prepare adequately for the election.
According to him, his ambition is to bring Peace, Unity and Progress to Nigeria. He further added that the youths deserve a chance to fix the nation.
Meanwhile his father, Pete in a video shared on social media has publicly given his son his blessings.
In his words,
“In the video, Pete disclosed that his endorsement of Yul comes after ceaseless requests from young citizens pleading with him to openly support his son in his political quest.
“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 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