yesterday, Friday, December 15, 2017, Yul Edochie, Nollywood actor
turned politician, dumped the Democratic Peoples Congress (DPC), where
he had against all odds, contested during the Anambra governorship
election and moved on to APGA, the winning team in the State.
this Exclusive Interview with Kemi Filani Blog, Edochie, a movie star from
Nteje village in Oyi local government area of Anambra, revealed why he
got only 145 votes, how he was betrayed 3 days to the election, his
pains, gains and more.
I think I saw it coming towards the end. 3 days to election some of my
party members went to pay allegiance to another party, accepted money
from them and said that i had stepped down. Which they didn’t discuss
with me before doing. And it went viral. I did a video to counter that.
But the propaganda had spread so quickly and my supporters thought I had
I’m not eyeing any political office. I’m concentrating on rendering my
service to the people and government of Anambra in any way I can to
ensure a better life for my people.
regrets at all. I’m happy i ventured into it and i have come to stay in
politics. And i urge more Nigerian youths to come into politics. We all
need to know how our state and country is being run and make
contributions. If you are not part of the solution then you are part of
the problem. 95% of the people in Nigerian politics are there to grab
money, they dont care about giving the people good governance. So if we
keep waiting for them to change things then we are wasting our time. We
need more good people of integrity to come in and kick start the real
change we want.
It wasnt a wasted effort at all. I gained so much experience which I
couldnt have gotten elsewhere. It brought me closer to the people and i
witnessed various problems which different communities in Anambra are
facing. Through me their voices will be heard.
true. My people voted. It was the whole propaganda of me stepping down
that reduced my votes because a lot of my supporters believed I had
carried my colleagues along as much as I could. Of course I wouldn’t
force anyone to support me. Its their choice. I have nothing against
the channels debate I wasn’t invited. Which isn’t nice, because a young
man who defied all odds to run for governor at 35, without sponsors or
godfathers deserves to be heard. I attended the two debates that were
held before the channels one and many of the candidates in the big
parties did not attend.
nobody asked me to pay 1.8m. If they asked them to pay then its a shame
because it shouldn’t be so. Candidates are not supposed to pay money to
I missed my family and my Nollywood family as well.