Nollywood actor and governorship candidate of the Democratic People’s Congress (DCP), Yul Edochie, has promised to leave the movie industry if elected as governor of Anambra state in the November 18 election.
The movie star stated that the joy and excitement people derive from watching his numerous movies would be replicated if elected governor of Anambra state.
He made the assertion while presenting Emeka Okonkwo as his running mate ahead of the guber poll at Umunachi, Dunukofia Local Government Area near Awka.
“I have made a lot of people happy through my films; If elected, I will leave the movie industry for governance to make the people more happier,” he said.
Edochie expressed concern over the marginalisation of youths and the need for them to be actively involved in politics.
“For many years, we have been told that youths are the future leaders. I am here to serve as that youthful leader, who is ready to bring about positive change for the people.
“We recognise the fact that older people, who served us have done well, but the youths are here now to ensure needed change for growth and development of the state.
“There is hardship and hunger in the state and so, our first job will be to ensure food for all and we shall have a committee set up to tackle major challenges in various communities.
“Our government if elected, promises to engage more youths in meaningful employment in various sectors, especially in the entertainment industry through the siting of a Nollywood village in the state,” he added.
Earlier, Okonkwo, who solicited the votes of the electorate, said :“We know what our problems are and we will tackle them if elected.”