Yul Edochie, Nollywood actor and movie director, has said that he has abandoned his presidential ambition.
According to him, he arrived at the decision after extensive consultation.
Posting on Instagram, Edochie urged his fans not to worry, saying he is still “committed to building a new Nigeria”. Edochie wrote:
“After due consideration and consultations, I will no longer run for president of Nigeria, 2019.
“To my supporters, worry not.
“I remain committed to building a new Nigeria that works for all, irrespective of class, tribe or religion.
“Together we shall achieve. God bless Nigeria”.
You will recall that Edochie contested the November 2017 Anambra governorship election on the platform of the Democratic Peoples Congress (DPC).
He ran against 36 other governorship aspirants, including the eventual winner, Willie Obiano. The actor secured only 145 votes in the election.
After the election, Edochie was appointed senior special assistant on creative and entertainment media to the Anambra state governor.