Actor, Yul Edochie has reacted to the remarks by Pastor Paul Adefarasin, saying that running away from Nigeria was not the solution.
Adefarasin, senior pastor of House on the Rock Church, had on Sunday advised his congregation to have a “plan B” in case there is need to leave the country in the wake of insecurity.
Edochie in a post shared across social media platforms on Tuesday said he would not leave his fatherland.
“Jakpa is not the answer. Yes, no one wants to lose his life but truth is, we’ll all die someday, all of us. So what’s the point of running? I’m a man sent by God to liberate his people. I will not run from my fatherland. We must get it right. My plan B is ‘NO LEAVE NO TRANSFER,’” he wrote.
TheNewsGuru recalls that back in February, Pete Edochie endorsed, Yul, his son, for the 2023 presidential race.
Yul broke the news in a video shared on his social media page.
“My Father Chief Pete Edochie endorses my 2023 Presidential ambition… God Almighty, take absolute control,” he captioned the post.
In the less than 3-minute footage, Pete disclosed that the endorsement follows ceaseless pleas from young people asking him to openly back his son’s bid for the country’s highest political office.
He said while he is not interested in politics, he would not hold back his support for Yul who has decided to delve into it.
“My values are very strong. I have my own children and they are very strong in that regard too. I am not one to be involved in politics. But you see, not all your children are bound to follow you,” he said.
“One of my sons, who incidentally is an actor, has decided that he wants to be a politician. Most of the youngsters have been bugging my phone asking me to endorse my son that they want him as president and l get amused. But they keep insisting daddy, we want Yul to be the president of this country.
“We like him. He is disciplined, sympathetic, he believes a lot in people. They have bothered me so much that today, I’m hereby present him to you. He has my blessing. He has my endorsement.
“Any day he decides to veer off from the discipline under which he was raised, l will withdraw him from the race. It shall be well with you son. Since it has been your ambition to go into politics and the desire to run for the presidency of this country, may the good Lord assist you, protect and direct you.”