Nollywood actor Yul Edochie has called out Nigerian youths, accusing them of not being ready to assume the position of leadership in the country, and urged them to come out of their comfort zones to prove they have the capacity to lead.
The Anambra State-born actor and son of veteran actor, Pete Edochie, made the statement during the week via his twitter handle, as he claimed the present leaders in power were ready to handover to the youths, but all they see are youths who fight themselves everyday on the social media.
He went further to allege that the youths could not stand together and fight for anything but will sell their souls for money.
His tweet reads: “Contrary to what you people think, the old guys in power are constantly looking for youths to hand over to. But what they see are youths insulting each other on social media, who can’t stand together and fight for anything, youths who will sell their souls for money. They hardly see leaders”.
In some subsequent tweets, the award-winning actor, who refers to himself as the voice of the voiceless, urged the youths to come out of their comfort zones and prove that they have the capacity to lead. “Join politics, contest, fail, gain experience, contest again and again till we win; leadership is not child’s play,” he said.
In 2017, Yul picked up the nomination form of the Democratic People’s Congress (DPC) and was governorship candidate of the party to run for governor of Anambra State.