Edochie who is the son of veteran movie star, Pete Edochie known for his poignant riddles and proverbs was nominated unopposed candidate for the position by popular Democratic Peoples Congress, DPC.
The eye candy entertainer with a drooling deep voice that has enchanted and mesmerized female fans across the globe has promised to change the face of governance if elected.
“If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. Some people may say they do not know me in politics, (even) having made a name for myself in Nollywood, but, if the state is in a bad shape, it is celebrities who should speak out. I need the support of the people to make it work in Anambra state.”
He said his quest for leadership is driven by the ineffective leadership style of those entrusted with the leadership of the state.
“In all, the youths have been at the receiving end of the political tussle. The older generation of leaders recruit youths, arm them with weapons to actualize their political goals and abandon (them) when elections are won. But when I take over as governor, youths will take their rightful position as leaders of the future.”
If he wins, he will join the likes of Desmond Elliot who have given up the screen for politics. Elliot contested the Lagos state House of Assembly. In 2015 and won
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