“It is primarily the people who ask politicians for money.” Yul Edochie confronts Mr Macaroni
Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie has tackled skitmaker and activist, Debo Adedayo better known as Mr Macaroni on his stance on politicians.
Mr Macaroni had hours ago taken to the micro blogging platform to kick against accepting bribes as the election draws near. He opined that any politician offering money in exchange for votes are only investing as when they come into power, they would end up looting the Nation’s treasury.
“Any politician offering you money in exchange for your vote is not going to serve you. They are only investing. If they get into office, they will loot the Nation’s treasury which rightfully belongs to the people. Do not vote in thieves and looters! They are destroyers”.
Reacting, Yul Edochie countered him as he stated that the people, are often times the one demanding for money.
Yul stated that his experience as a politician opened his eyes to see things.
“I used to think it’s the politicians that offer money until I joined politics and ran for office. My eyes opened. It’s mainly the people that demand money from the politicians and put them in a tight corner where they must find money by all means to share or fall”.
Yul Edochie withdraws from presidential race, gives reasons
Recall that last year, Yul Edochie, had announced his withdrawal from the 2023 presidential race.
According to him, he came about the decision after deliberations with his party, the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.
In a social media post, Yul Edochie revealed that he and his party, after the deliberations, realised that they lacked the structure to win the presidential election.
He wrote, “To understand Nigerian politics well buy form and run for office. Win or lose your eye go clear. You’ll stop ranting and start looking at facts. Politicians don’t share money because they want to, they share money because the people demand money. Without it, only a few will listen to you.
“Politics is not done with sentiments. If you do you’ll likely fail and keep failing. Politics is done with facts.
That’s why my brother Banky W left his former party and joined PDP. He simply put sentiments aside and embraced facts.
“He realized that his former party does not have the capacity to win the seat for him. And building structure for a party is not a one man thing. It takes a lot. So he simply moved. It doesn’t make him a bad person. That’s politics.
“I wanted to run for President with APGA. After much consultations & meetings. We sat and did our evaluations. We put sentiments aside & embraced facts. Our party is good but does not have the capacity at the moment to win a Presidential seat. So I didn’t move further.”