Julius Agwu: I’m Contesting For Governor Of Rivers State, Not Afraid Of Amaechi


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August 18, 2014 – Julius Agwu: I’m Contesting For 2015 Rivers State Governorship Election, It’s No Joke

Comedian Julius Agwu has spoken again about his plan to run for governorship election in his home state next year.
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Julius Agwu said he will contest as Rivers state Governor come 2015.

Hear what the comic star said in a recent interview:

Yes it is true and ever since that story broke I have been receiving calls and getting text messages from people. Even on social media, people have been telling me to just stick with comedy. They think it’s just another joke from me but it’s not. I mean to contest in 2015. I am above 40, to be precise I am 41 and I doubt if those who go for governorship have two heads. I think it’s high time youths realise they need to be part of the change that they so much desire and that’s exactly what I am doing.

 It’s been on for a very long time but I was a bit sceptical whether the time was right or not. However, after consulting with my people and the subsequent pres­sure they mounted on me, I finally took the bait to contest. The governor, Chi­buike Rotimi Ameachi is from my ethic group; he’s Ikwere like I am and he has done a good work for the people of Rivers State. I am here to continue the good work he has started. As a matter of fact, I don’t want anybody to come and make a mess of his achievement so I want to continue and be able to build on his achievement.

Governor Ameachi has done well and I don’t want someone to come and make a mess  of his legacy. We know how politics in Nigeria goes. Once an opposition party wins, they crush every good work the former governor has done rather than building on the existing lega­cies and achievement of the past adminis­tration and creating jobs for the youths.

He however didn’t reveal the political party platform he’ll be contesting under.

Some fans still doubt Julius Agwu’s political ambition.

A source said Julius Agwu is using it to drum public support for his Crab ya ribs comedy show coming up in Glasgow on August 22nd, 2014.