Nollywood actor turned politician, Yul Edochie, has explained why he ventured into politics.
The actor said: “I actually took time to study the system and realized that we do a lot of talking and very little action. I notice that the youths do so much talking. A lot of young people want to see young people in offices but they are not ready to run for those offices.
“I just decided that somebody has to come out and take that bold step in 2017 when I first ran for governor at the age of 35. That was how I got into politics.”
In 2017, Edochie ran for governor in Anambra State under the Democratic People’s Congress.
He contested against 36 other governorship aspirants, including the present governor, Willie Obiano.
He was subsequently appointed Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Creative and Entertainment Media to the Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano.
The actor, notwithstanding, resigned a couple of months after defected from the All Progressives Grand Alliance, (APGA) to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), expressing his decision was in a bid to help the presidential ambition of the former VP, Atiku Abubakar, who was the candidate of the party.
Recently, he announced his ambition to run in the 2023 presidential election, however, pulled out some months later.
As indicated by him, he came about the choice after thoughts with his party, APGA.
In a social media post, Edochie disclosed that he and his party, after much thought, came to the understanding that they lacked the structure to win the presidential election.
His introduction to Nollywood started in 2005 when he featured in a film titled, ”The Exquirers”, alongside the late veteran entertainers, Justus Esiri and Enebeli Elebuwa.
He hit the spotlight in 2007 after featuring Genevieve Nnaji and Desmond Elliot in the film “Wind Of Glory”.