Yul Edochie defects to PDP, 3rd Party in less than two years
Yul Edochie, Nollywood actor and movie director, has joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), his third political affiliation in less than two years.
The filmmaker has also announced his resignation as the senior special assistant (SSA) on creative and entertainment media to Willie Obiano, Anambra governor.
Edochie said his decision to join the PDP and support the presidential ambition of Atiku Abubakar is for the sake of Nigerians.
The actor on Monday said he believes in the PDP’s agenda for the country.
He tweeted: “Today I gave up my position as SSA to Governor of Anambra & joined the PDP with tons of my supporters to give 100% support to @atiku & @PeterObi.
“I do this for all suffering Nigerians. I believe it will not be in vain I believe in @OfficialPDPNig
“I thank you sir, His Excellency Chief Willie Obiano, the Executive Governor of Anambra State for giving me the opportunity to work with you, also to the First Lady of Anambra Chief Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano.
“Nigeria needs me. I also thank the Chief of Staff of Anambra State, Chief Primus Odili.”
— Yul Edochie (@YulEdochie) 17 December 2018
Edochie contested the November 2017 Anambra governorship election on the platform of Democratic Peoples Congress (DPC).
He ran against 36 other governorship aspirants, including the incumbent governor.
The actor secured only 145 votes, and months after the election, he defected to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
At the beginning of 2018, Edochie disclosed that he will contest the 2019 presidential election but by September, he announced that he had shelved his ambition.